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Office of Leadership & Community Engagement Impact 2020-2021

OLCE Participation

4,600 individuals engaged with OLCE programs

8,291 hours of leadership development were completed by students through our programs

Points of Pride

47,800 hours of community service were logged (2019-2020)

1,482 students participated in a SERVE912 trip

1,026 students engaged in leadership development outside of the Southern Leaders Program

834 students participated in a service-learning course

Student Success

Average Cumulative GPA for OLCE Student Employees:

  • 3.42 for Undergraduate students
  • 3.82 for Graduate Students

96% of students involved in OLCE programs were retained for Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Awards & Recognitions

Southern Leaders Program named 2021 Outstanding Leadership Program of the Year by the NASPA Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community

Dr. Urkovia Andrews awarded the 2021 National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) Outstanding Experiential Education Research Award

Dr. John Banter awarded the Robin Orr Outstanding Practitioner Award by the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE)

Publications & Presentations


Egan, J. D., Banter, J. N., & Sorgen, C. H. (2021). Assessing escape rooms as a teaching strategy for leadership competency development. Journal of Leadership Education, 20(1), 140-152.

Egan, J. D., McBrayer, J. S., Wells, P., & Tolman, S. (2021). Exploring undergraduate leadership program attributes from the alumni lens. College Journal of Student Affairs, 39(1), 73-87. 

Banter, J. N., Egan, J. D., Hayes, K., & Phillips, B. (2020). Using design thinking as a student-centered approach to enhance an undergraduate leadership program. The Journal of Leadership Education, 19(3), 69-74.

Banter, J. N., & Egan, J. D. (Eds.). (in prep, 2022). New Directions for Student Leadership: No. 174. Games in leadership learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


Egan, J. D., McBrayer, J. S., Wells, P., & Tolman, S. (2021 March, Presented). Leveraging the Alumni Voice to Improve Leadership Programming. Conference presentation at the ACPA Convention held virtually.

Egan, J. D., Banter, J. N., & Sorgen, C. H. (2020 December, Presented). Escape games as an innovative teaching strategy. Conference presentation at the Leadership Educators Institute held virtually.

Last updated: 9/17/2021