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

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • English and journalism
  • Student media
  • SGA advisor
  • Student LGBTQ organization Allies advisor
  • Board member to Central PA LGBT Center

Personal Leadership Philosophy

Student leadership is just that-STUDENT leadership. Advisors and other professionals are there to advise and never to manipulate. Good leaders help others reach their potential by example.

Student leadership is vital to any college or university. Student governments, student media and other student organizations help  administrators and faculty keep their promises to put students first. This means real and active participation in college governance.
In my many years teaching classes and advising student groups I emphasized that what goes on in the classroom and what students do in their “extra-curricular” activities are equally important.