January 14, 2019
Farris named to role with national leadership program
Kelli Farris, executive director of the Center for Student Involvement, was recently named as the program team lead for the Institute for Leadership Education and Development, or I-LEAD. Farris will lead the programmatic and educational aspects of the institute and assist with volunteer management of nearly 20 student affairs professional serving in small group and co-lead facilitation roles.
The institute is the premier student leadership program hosted by the Association of College Unions International. It is designed to emphasize the key concept areas of leadership, community development, and change and offers a comprehensive curriculum experienced by all participants through a living-learning experience. Additionally, the association offers a campus-based program called I-LEAD Connect that brings the program to a specific campus and provides a condensed version of its educational programming for their students.
Farris has a number of years of experience with the I-LEAD program, having served as a small group facilitator for the 2013 and 2014 annual sessions, a co-lead facilitator for the 2015 annual session, and as a co-lead facilitator for the 2016 Missouri State University session. In this new role, she will serve as a co-lead facilitator for the 2019 annual session at the University of Vermont in July as well as the 2020 annual session.