Sonja Andersen Selected for Student Leadership Summit

Posted on June 1st, 2009 by

Sonja Andersen ‘09

Sonja Andersen ‘09

Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Sonja Andersen has been selected as one of 50 students from across the country to participate in the Hesselbein Student Leadership Summit July 11-14 at the Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh.

Andersen, who graduated from the College Sunday, May 31 with a degree in management, will have the opportunity to learn from global experts on how to be an effective, ethical, and innovative leader. Participants will take part in mentoring communities with leaders who will share their expertise and facilitate advanced training.

The Hasselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement is named after Frances Hesselbein, who is one of the most highly respected experts in the field of contemporary leadership development. Hesselbein is currently chair of the board of the Leader to Leader Institute. She previously served as CEO of the Girls Scouts of the United States of America from 1976 to 1990. She is currently the editor-in-chief of the award-winning journal Leader to Leader and has written numerous articles and books on effective leadership.

The Academy’s mission is “to inspire, develop, and reward accomplished student leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow.” The Academy also “aims to produce a cadre of experienced, ethical leaders equipped to address critical issues throughout the world. Through dynamic global mentorship, training, and service opportunities, student leaders of today will become the business, community, and government leaders of tomorrow.”


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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