Meet Your Presenters

Pat J. Bosco

Pat Bosco sga national leadership conference founderThe 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 and Kansas State University Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, has over 40 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. He will be joined by successful student leaders, faculty members and administrators from throughout the country.

Leadership presenters:

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

Terri Houston, Senior Partner, Houston & Associates; Senior Director of Diversity, Cascadia Behavior Healthcare, Portland, OR

Adrian Rodriguez, Vice President of Student Development Services, Tarrant County Community College(TX)

Trum Simmons, Advisor to Campus Newspaper, Professor, English, Harrisburg Area Community College (Pa.)

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

Chris Bosco, Partner, Accenture Consulting (KS)

Levi Esses, Dean of Students, Newman University (KS)

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

Madai Rivera, Academic Services & Diversity Coordinator – College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University

Mary Heinrich, Senior Vice-President, Fleishman-Hillard International Communications

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