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Rowan Leadership Summit

Please join us for the Rowan Leadership Summit:

Rowan Leadership Summit
Sunday April 19, 2015
11 am - 5:00 pm
Chamberlain Student Center

Conference Schedule

10:30-11:00amCheck-In & RegistrationChamberlain Student Center Ballroom Foyer
11:00am-NoonWelcome & Keynote SpeakerStudent Center Ballroom
Noon-1pmLunch Owls Nest
1-2pmBreakout sessions 1Chamberlain Student Center rooms 127, 144 &, 221
2-3pmBreakout sessions 2 Chamberlain Student Center rooms 127, 144 &, 221
3-4pmBreakout sessions 3 Chamberlain Student Center rooms 127, 144 &, 221
4-5pmClosing Remarks & Celebrating Leadership AwardsStudent Center Ballroom


Developing student leaders from the Rowan University community are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, please register in advance to reserve your spot:
Click here to register

Keynote Speaker- Matt Glowacki:

I choose to be the change I wish to see, to live my life with passion, to empower others to feel the same. Leaders are created to help change the world.

Matt Glowacki

Matt Glowacki was born in 1973 in Janesville, Wisconsin. His birth drew attention because even though he was healthy, he was born without legs. From the very beginning, his parents made sure to provide him with every opportunity to participate in a normal life. At age three, Matt became involved in community activities and went on to graduate from Craig High School. In his senior year Matt earned the rank of Eagle Scout, served as the Governor of the State of Wisconsin’s Key Club District, and managed his own business. He continued his education and community involvement at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in U.S. History.

While attending the university and playing wheelchair basketball, Matt developed and administered a community awareness program entitled, "What It Takes: Cornerstones for Success." Matt brought this program and his messages and competitive wheelchair sports to over 25,000 students across the state.

Matt currently focuses his life in two primary areas. The first is the world of business and community; he was employed for three years as an outside sales account executive for Lucent Technologies. During his tenure at Lucent, Matt was awarded the regional “Master Sales Award” and the “Giving Back to the Community Award.” In October of 1999, he left to focus on three of his own businesses: MOGO Wheelchairs, a very successful wheelchair building and sales business; Glow Music, a mobile disc jockey and entertainment service; and Myriad Communications, his speaking and consulting company.

Matt resides in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. In Sun Prairie, Matt is active in many local organizations such as the Kiwanis and volunteers at different events. Matt served on the State Easter Seals board of directors. He was chosen by the Governor of the State of Wisconsin to serve on the Governor’s Rehabilitation Council, which monitors and oversees the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The second focus of his life is competitive sports. Matt earned his position on the USA Paralympic Team for Sit-Volleyball in June of 1998, after he participated in the World Championships in Washington, D.C. He traveled and competed internationally with the team and attended the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia, and the 2002 World Championships in Cairo, Egypt. Matt served as the alternate for the Paralympics in Athens in 2004. Matt also enjoys traveling and playing on a wheelchair basketball team out of St. Louis, Missouri.

Matt was also named, “2010 Diversity Speaker of the Year!” by Campus Activities Magazine.

Breakout Sessions

There will be several breakout sessions throughout the day as part of the conference. A detailed description of the breakouts will be provided at the Summit, but a list of titles is below:

'Why Our Office is Pink and Why It's Important': Christine Collins & Alexcia Mazahreh

'Self-Care for Student Leaders': Lindsay Carfagno & Morgan McCann

'Friends: The One Where We Work Together': Alyssa Hart & Mariah Francisco

'Doing Happiness': Matt Glowacki

'Boss or Bossy: Leading While Female': Marley Ghizzone

'Do You Have Skillz? Connecting College Leadership to Skills Employers Seek': Lakeisha Carter

'Social Media: Using it to YOUR Benefit': Sabrina LoBue

'Culture by Choice': Shane Karolyi

'GoT Leadership? Leadership Lessons from Game Of Thrones': Teague Brody-Carney

Leadership Week- April 12-18

In addition to the Rowan Leadership Summit, we will be hosting additional Leadership Rowan programs throughout the week. See below for a schedule of events!

Sunday 4/12Back to the Boro Locations TBD
Monday 4/13TORCH Workshop: Professionalism Student Center Room 221, 9pm
Tuesday 4/14ProfTalks: DiversityStudent Center, 6pm
Wednesday 4/15Women in Leadership PanelStudent Center Room 221- 8pm
Thursday 4/16ProfTalks: Leadership Owls Nest, 6pm
Friday 4/17Relay For LifeLocations TBD
Saturday 4/18Alex's Lemonade Stand IM Field