Front row from left to right: Elizabeth Russell Jennifer Hodnett Abigail Tankersley Amanda Turner Sarah Chaffee Amanda Cox HS Hanna Roberts Middle row from left to right: Caitlin Hart Raven Aspen Matthew DiPilato Ayanna Freeman Haley Hatchell Tanner Hills Back row from left to right: Mike Malley Peyton Jones
Purpose Established in 2005, the mission of the Crenshaw Leadership Academy is to provide a retreat academy for leadership development, fellowship, and enrichment for faculty-selected CHES majors annually. Working through discussions, seminars, poster competitions, and team activities, the Crenshaw Fellows learn to think creatively, communicate effectively, motivate and influence others, act ethically, use competent business and social etiquette skills, and make constructive community-oriented decisions. In the spring semester, the group travels to an off-campus site for a time of sharing and networking with invited recognized practitioner leaders.
Program Requirements The CLA is an annual retreat workshop for 19 faculty-selected upper level CHES majors. Each CHES department is responsible for selecting three students, totaling 15. The selection criterion is at the discretion of the faculty in each department. The four student-body elected CHES Council of Presidents officers will complete the group of 19.
Retreat In the spring semester, the group will travel to an off-campus site for one night and two days. A month prior to the event, readings and other assignments will be distributed. During the retreat, students will network with invited recognized practitioner leaders and participate in leadership development activities. Upon completion of the program, each student will receive a leadership certificate.
Funding Funding is generously provided by the CHES Leadership Board.