Pat J. Bosco

The Center for Leadership Development Incorporated, sponsor of this annual event, offers unique affordable programs for today’s leaders. Pat J. Bosco, Ph.D., founder of the Center has over 50 years of experience in leadership training, student government advising, college marketing, enrollment management, campus union programming, residence hall staff training and Greek affairs in both a community college and major university setting. His demonstrated commitment to these areas is expressed in the many keynotes, workshops, conferences and consulting opportunities he engages in each year. Dr. Bosco recently retired as one of the most recognized student life administrator in the nation. He will be joined by successful student leaders, faculty members and administrators from throughout the country.

Leadership presenters:

Bernard Franklin, Ph.D. – Vice President of Student Life, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD); Former President, Penn Valley Community College

Terri Houston, Senior Consultant, Houston & Associates; former Senior Director of Diversity, University of North Carolina

Adrian Rodriguez, Associate Vice President for Student Life of Diversity & Multicultural Student Affairs, Kansas State University

Trum Simmons, Emeritus Professor of English & Journalism, Harrisburg Area Community College

Henry Nugent, Retiree, Corporate America

Paul J. Mintner, Associate Director, Center for Student Involvement & Leadership, University of Iowa

Michelle Simmons, Editor, Publications, Dickinson College (PA)

Chris Bosco, Senior Executive, Accenture Consulting

Levi Esses, Dean of Students, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)

Gary Pierson, Vice President, Student Affairs Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO

Madaí Rivera, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Kansas State University

Mary Heinrich, Director, Philanthropic Strategy and Communication, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

We welcome guest presenters at this year’s conference. Advisors or student leaders who have a program or topic proposal may contact Dr. Bosco at