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ROAR Leadership Conference

Each year, Student Life hosts their annual ROAR Leadership Conference. This day-long conference allows students to attend presentations designed to enhance their leadership skills and better prepare them for a professional environment. The conference also can increase networking among local area high school seniors, Victoria College, and UH system students. The conference is of no cost to participants and encourages these students to interact with their peers and presenters.

Our past keynote speakers have included Tom Krieglstein, four-time winner of Campus Speaker of the Year, who presented on his “Dance Floor Theory”, Mike Fritz, named one of 2015's Hottest Speakers by Campus Activities Magazine, who presented on how he makes leadership F.U.N.  Dr. Jason L. Meriwether, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Indiana University Southeast, who presented on “Building Your Brand: Leadership to Shape, Share, and Remember" and nationally acclaimed Tedx speaker Joshua Fredenburg who presented on “Leadership Self-Discovery 101 – Discovering Your Inner Leadership Super Powers within to Change the World”. 

In 2018, Dr. Dakota Doman, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Philander Smith College and former Director of Student Life at UHV presented on Effective Student Leadership. The following year, Dr. Ashley Spicer-Runnels, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-San Antonio and UHV Alumnus presented on Elevating Your Excellence. In 2020, Dr. DuJuan E. Smith, the Associate Director of Graduate Advising at the University of Chicago Professional Education presented on being "Called to Serve: Caring for Yourself while Leading Others". And last year, Iliana B. Melendez, who serves as the Associate Dean of Students at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, presented "Leadership Lessons from a First-Generation Immigrant."

This year will be our ninth annual conference taking place on Sat., April 15 and we can't wait to announce our keynote speaker for 2023! Please check back to see who our keynote speaker will be.

To registration, please fill out the 2023 ROAR Leadership Conference Registration form on JagSync.
Registration will close at 5 p.m. on Wed., April 12.

Leadership Conference Information and Schedule of Events

For questions or accommodations, please contact Freddie Cantu at (361) 485-4474.