Friday, September 28, 2012

Getting the most from your college experience.

I read with great interest a recent article by Ken Thomas, who is the University of Illinois student trustee from the Chicago campus of the U of I.  Ken writes eloquently about the importance of getting involved on your campus wherever you attend college. I've spent almost 30 years as a faculty member and university administrator and I've seen this proved again and again:  Students who dedicate themselves to success in the classroom at the same time they get involved in campus life gain the most from their university experience.  On the UIS campus there are countless ways to get involved – joining campus organizations, volunteering in the community, attending various campus events – its all part of what is a really exceptional educational opportunity at UIS.  We call it "Leadership lived."