In this kickoff session, Associate Dean of Students Renee Alexander convenes the Leadership Roundtable for the first time, and describes their charge, and leaders of represented student organizations introduce themselves.
The Leadership Roundtable is an initiative designed specifically to gather student leaders from across campus, and bring them together to think, brainstorm, advise, and problem-solve. This idea came about after observing student leaders dealing with conflict but not having strong communications networks between groups who knew each other.
Spring semester gave us the Margaret Cho poster controversy and Sigma Pi bias incident. The Center for Intercultural Dialogue began to think about how differently we might've handled these situations with a strong student "think tank" involved. Over the summer, student leaders were invited to help launch this concept and sit on a body that will meet once a month for dinner and discussion, but be ready on short notice when conflict, controversy, or emergencies arise. They will be tasked with forging a solutions/outcomes-based body which is collaborative, consultative, and results-oriented.