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Monday, September 9, 2013

You can tell when students are leading

I went to the UIS Student Government Association meeting last night and I went away impressed. With the leadership of president Aaron Mulvey, they had some great conversations about how they can do more on behalf of the students.

I'm particularly interested in the SGA's intention to strengthen community ties this year. They have ideas about how to do that -- like working with local businesses, including those downtown, and getting more closely connected to government leaders. Student trustee Jamaal Hollins visited with me about that and they have a yearful of ideas that I'm excited about. The p

It's one thing to have bold ideas. It's another to implement them. A big problem in most organizations today is the actual execution of ideas. Good intentions fall apart, get bogged down in process, or just dry up and wither away. But I see this year's SGA as a group that's going to get things done. Stay tuned.

Last April our SGA leaders met with Springfield Mayor Mike Houston


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