FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 3, 2011
Contact: Cydney Archie
Williams sharpens leadership skills at ASGA summit in Washington
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Senior legal studies and marketing major Leander Williams recently attended the American Student Government Association 7th Annual National Summit in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of the ASGA is to provide student government leaders and advisors with resources to improve their student government association by developing plans to target current issues and long term projects and teaching leaders how to be more effective and influential on their campus.
Williams, president of MUW’s SGA, attended the conference with hopes of learning new and efficient techniques to better serve and meet the needs of students at MUW.
“I am an advocate for the entire student body, and I wanted a sense of direction to effectively convey the vision and mission SGA has for the students at MUW. This conference allowed me to gain a great deal of confidence and showed me how to better connect with MUW students and be a stronger leader and servant to the student body,” he said.
Networking with other student leaders who represented more than 41 institutions throughout the United States, the Bahamas and Egypt, Williams learned new ways to effectively implement new initiatives to improve the SGA at MUW.
“The information I received at this conference as well as the people I met have truly made an impact on me and showed me how to effectively share our vision with the students,” he added.
In addition to enhancing his leadership skills, the trip afforded Williams the opportunity to tour the White House and meet President Obama’s dog—Bo.
When he is not wearing his SGA hat, Williams can be found serving in other leadership roles including president and founder of The Order of Successful Young Gentlemen, the IT Tech for the National Society of Leadership and Success, an active member in the Hearin Leadership Program, Bench and Gavel and as a W Rep. Williams, who is from Beulah, also volunteers in the Columbus community with Lace Up, an afterschool program at Columbus High School, and with the Boys & Girls Club.