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Student Leadership Advisory Council
Advocate for improving the student experience in the Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology by communicating with peers, faculty, and the community then providing guidance directly to School leadership.
Scientists are often called upon to be leaders as well, whether of a research lab, a team in the field, a research department, or even their own business. In doing so, these scientist-leaders demonstrate a natural inquisitiveness and an innate desire to make their world a better place. The members of the Henson Student Leadership Advisory Council (SLAC) are among the most accomplished and respected of their peers in the Henson School of Science and Technology – they too desire to help the Henson School and by extension, Salisbury University achieve an continually-improving science student experience.
Our Student Leadership Advisory Council was established in 2020. Comprised of two representatives of each of the five academic departments in the School, the SLAC meets regularly with the Dean and Associate Dean of the Henson School to provide advice and guidance on student issues. They are encouraged to meet with their peers to gather information and provide two-way communication between the student body and the academic leadership of the School.
Members of the SLAC attend all University Open Houses for future students, making a connection with potential students as the school's representatives. They can answer questions that incoming students and their parents may have about the student perspective on the Henson School. The SLAC has plans for additional events to support students as they grow as an entity.
By honing their leadership skills through the work of the SLAC, these students are poised to become the future scientific leaders that will meet the challenges of the 21st century head on.
To be a member of the Henson Student Leadership Advisory Council, you must have a declared major in the Henson School of Science and Technology and be classified as either a sophomore (31 – 60 completed credits) or junior (61 – 90) in the Spring 2021 semester. Eligible graduate students must be planning to complete their degree in May 2022 or later. Terms of appointment are for one calendar year, beginning in March, with the ability to be reappointed for successive terms. Council members will be required to attend at least 3 of the 4 planned council meetings and at least 4 admissions/outreach events. Members are awarded a $300 stipend for their service.
To apply, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 pm, Friday, February 19. The email should include a brief biography, your reason for being interested in serving on the Henson Student Leadership Advisory Council, and the name of one professor in the Henson School who would recommend you for the position. Students will be contacted about their application by February 26.