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Grassroots - Conversations On Leadership In A Diverse Community

This program brings to campus members of our local and state community who are significant role models who have made meaningful contributions in the area of diversity. This program is an informal conversation or dialogue between the presenter and the audience. Our guest speakers share aspects of their own childhood and how events promoted their commitment and understanding of Leadership in a Diverse Community.

This program is informal and informative! Each program runs from 5:30-7:00pm with a reception from 7-8:00pm in the Olson Auditorium Lobby.



Spring 2014 Speakers:


Mr. Gregory Campbell

Deputy Chief Inspector

Western Field Operations

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

2/18/14 - 5:30pm


Mr. Tyrone Obaseki

President and Founder

Impact Youth America

3/18/14 - 5:30pm





Past Speakers:


Dr. Rebecca Garcia
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Sam Houston State University

view the speech


Leroy G. Dorsey, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Head
Department of Communication
Texas A&M University

view the speech


Dr. Jorge Varela
Professor of Psychology
Sam Houston State University

view the speech



Students have responded very favorably to the presentations. The following are a few comments from the evaluations.

“ It is very motivating to hear people talk about where they came from and then see how far they have come, and to see their accomplishments.”

“I loved the speakers and the informality of the presentation.”


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