(March 16, 2012) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center recently hosted the Storytelling Series Luncheon, which is presented each semester to bring together students, faculty and staff in a casual atmosphere to connect and share leadership ideas, experiences and challenges.
This semester's gathering was a special version of the luncheon, which was for men only, as suggested by students who attended the LeaderShape Institute in May 2011. A Women in Leadership luncheon was given last fall. The event included discussion topics such as men in leadership, challenges, stereotypes and role models. Students remarked that it was a rare opportunity for men to discuss these topics and that too often it is presumed that men are born leaders.
There was a mix of UTSA students and administrators with members of the business community including Ed Cantu, director of consumer insights and planning, Lopez Negrete Communications; Curtis Anastasio, CEO, president and director, NuStar Energy; Norman L. Jacobson, physician, community advocate and entrepreneur; Mark Scarnato, retail manager, T-Mobile; Ernest Bromley, chairman and CEO, Bromley Communications; Diego Bernal, city councilman, District 1; Vince Davis, reporter, San Antonio Express-News; Hector Morales, policy director, District 1; and Art Flores, vice president, ArtCom Communications.
More than 44 UTSA students and nine UTSA administrators discussed leadership stories including UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Frederick, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Kevin Price, Associate Dean of Students John Kaulfus, Associate Vice President for Development Eric Gentry, College of Engineering Dean Mauli Agrawal, University Center Business Manager Herb Ganey, College of Business Center for Student Professional Development Director of Student Success Julio Ramos and Director of Outdoor Pursuits Eliot Howard.
Students facilitating discussion at each of nine tables were Matthew Guevara, DeMarcus Lewis, Sean Harris, BJ Winston, Jerome Scott, Bryan Barahona, Harrison Pierce, Charles Miles and Daniel Rossiter.
For more information about this event and other programs, visit the Student Leadership Center at University Center Room 1.002 on the UTSA Main Campus or visit the Student Leadership Center website.
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