Emporia State’s student president to participate in conference with Obama AdministrationApril 12, 2012
Ashley Vogts, president of Emporia State University’s Associated Student Government, will be one of more than 100 student leaders from across the country to participate in the National Campus Leadership Council’s White House Leadership Summit this weekend.
Vogts, a senior from Canton, Kan., will attend the two-day conference this weekend in Washington, D.C. The event was planned in conjunction with the White House Office of Public Engagment with one purpose: voicing the concerns of students and young Americans to the people who are making critical policy decisions.
During Saturday’s sessions at the White House, Vogts and other student leaders will meet with officials in the Obama Administration to discuss issues ranging from financial aid and student debt, employment and youth entrepreneurship to service.
Sunday’s sessions at American University focus exclusively on student government with breakout sessions on building better communities, campus sustainability and budget cuts and local funding.
For more information on the summit, go to http://www.nationalcampusleaders.org/2012-summit.html of follow the conversation on Twitter (@Campus_leaders) and #Summit2012.
About National Campus Leadership Council
NCLC empowers student leaders to engage in a national dialogue by facilitating communication among students and developing connections with policymakers. It's a network of hundreds of student body presidents at colleges and universities around the country, serving as a sounding board for federal policy and a springboard for national student initiatives.
About Emporia State University
Founded in 1863 as Kansas State Normal — the state’s premier institution to educate teachers — Emporia State University offers 42 undergraduate and 27 graduate degrees in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management and The Teachers College. SLIM also offers a Ph.D. program.