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Texas Wesleyan students participate in Hatton Sumners Leadership Conference

02.25.2018 | By:
Photo of Texas Wesleyan Students attending the Hatton Sumners conference at UT Austin

Two Texas Wesleyan students, Jared Archer and McKayla Harwell, participated in the 2018 Hatton W. Sumners Leadership Conference, hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin Feb. 22-24.

The purpose of the conference is to develop the leadership potential of current undergraduate students by fulfilling three goals: educating students about leadership, inspiring young men and women to seek or accept leadership responsibilities as part of their contribution to their society, and to develop a network of students to support future collaboration among these emerging leaders. The conference is organized around both formal presentations by scholars and those who exercise leadership skills, and small group workshops led by Public Affairs graduate students at the University of Texas.

This year's speakers included former HUD Secretary and Mayor of San Antonio, The Honorable Julian Castor; President of Paul Quinn College, Dr. Michael Sorrell; author and Executive Leadership Coach, Lauren Powers; and Dr. Howard Prince II, current holder of the Loyd Hackler Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership at UT Austin.

Topics included ethical leadership, conflict resolution, and various issues related to leadership in today's professional climate.  Students leave the conference with practical ideas they can use at their home institutions as well as in their future careers.

Participation at the conference is sponsored by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation and one of the many programs offered to Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship recipients at Texas Wesleyan University.  For more information about the Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship, visit