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Student Leadership Council holds a candidate forum to meet next year’s potential leaders

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Students of all majors and ages hope to earn a role as a leader for SLC next year to represent the student body.

Students of all majors and ages hope to earn a role as a leader for SLC next year to represent the student body.

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) of COD facilitates values-based opportunities for leadership development to enhance citizenship at our college and in our communities.

Their vision is to aid in the individual and collective development of College of DuPage students by collaborating with the college community and by providing educated representation, service, and leadership to the Student Body. Active members of SLC practice their servant leadership by participating in service projects that assist community agencies, as well as various departments of the college.

They have a number of different committees that provide students with the opportunity to gain experience and improve their skills across a wide variety of skill sets such as the Outreach Committee that deals with the marketing aspect of SLC.

Their most recent events include a COD Harlem Shake, and on March 12 the SLC Service Committee made tie-blankets for the elderly of St. Patrick’s in Naperville. Their upcoming event is a Food drive March 18 through April 6 held by the SLC Service Committee.

This past Tues., SLC held their Candidate Forum in preparation of their annual Student Leader Elections. Nine students came together to discuss why they deserve the spot of Student Trustee, Student Body President, or Vice President, and to answer questions about why they should be chosen to represent COD. Students of all different majors and back grounds participated in hopes of earning an important role for next year’s SLC.

This year’s president, Hank Gordon, asked the candidates a variety of questions about why they would fit the role they want and what they will do help the college community in the 2013-2014 school year.

When asked what he aspires see for next year’s SLC, Gordon explained how the group “needs a vision to succeed.”

“It’s also the leaders’ jobs to help everyone realize what that vision is. They need a clean picture of the future.”

The COD community can vote this coming Tues. and Wed. March 19 and 20. Check your student email March 19 for the ballot.



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