Visiting Scholar To Explore Student Leadership

February 25, 2014

Komives bookBy Maria Klecko ’15

An expert on student leadership selected as the 2013-2014 Beideman Visiting Scholar will give a public lecture on Widener’s Main Campus on Wednesday.

Dr. Susan R. Komives will speak at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Lathem Hall. Her speech will consider how the leadership lessons conveyed in the posters she hung on the walls of her college residence hall as a freshman have inspired her writing, research, and leadership practice.

Author of more than a dozen books and monographs on student leadership, Komives is professor emerita in the Student Affairs Program at the University of Maryland. Some of her accomplishments include serving as president of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). She also received the ACPA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and the 2013 Leadership and Service Award from the Association of Leadership Educators.

Paul Beideman, who received a master’s degree in finance from Widener in 1979, and his wife, Caroline, established the Beideman Visiting Scholar program within the Oskin Leadership Institute in 2011.



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