Associate Director for Leadership Initiatives
Meredith Conrey, M.S.
Meredith Conrey, originally from Houston, TX, oversees the Center for Leadership & Service in the Department of Leadership Initiatives at SHSU. She received both her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication in 2004 and her master’s degree in Educational Administration with a focus in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education in 2006 from Texas A&M University. Prior to working at SHSU, Meredith interned at Salem State University and worked/taught at Baylor University. In her free time, Meredith enjoys watching basketball and football, attending live concerts, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
Student Assistant for Leadership Programs
Nayeli Lopez is from Laredo, Texas. She is a Spanish major with two minors in Secondary Education and Music. Nayeli is passionate about leadership and is an advocate for Women's Leadership and Higher Education. She presented her research on Stress at the National Collegiate Leadership Conference in the University of Arizona in February 2014. She attended the Women's Leadership Forum in College Station in March where she took workshops on several Women's Topics. She also presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on Women's Leadership in April 2014. Nayeli was also chosen to be an advocate for Hispanic Higher Education and represent the university at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC in April. Throughout Nayeli’s undergraduate years, she has been very active with student organizations. She is the founder and President of SHSU’s Ballet Folklorico. Nayeli has also been a member of the LULAC organization, the Bearkat Marching Band, a Diamond Kat with SHSU baseball, and serves as a mentor for transfer students through Emerging Leaders. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, playing her trumpet, and fashion design. Nayeli's goal is to work as a spanish interpreter and own her Folklorico Dance Studio.
Graduate Assistant for Service Programs
Sarah is from the tiny town of Tarkington, TX and recieved her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in May 2014. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education Administration at SHSU, with particular interest in the development of service programs on college campuses. During her undergraduate years at SHSU, Sarah was involved with the Alternative Spring Break program, which sends teams of students to various locations across the United States to engage in community service for an entire week. Sarah also served as the student mentor to the Bearkat Impact board, which provided service projects for students on campus. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, photography, watching sports, reading, and music.
Center for Leadership & Service:
Box 2507 SHSU
1802 Avenue I, LSC Suite 324