Twenty HSU students and seven staff members attended the Christian Association of Student Leaders conference (CASL) in January 2016 at Houston Baptist University.
Participants were from many aspects of HSU campus leadership, including areas such as Greek Life, Student
Government, Residence Life, and Student Activities. The CASL conference seeks to train and teach
those students and staff that are involved in leadership positions by involving
them in team-building exercises and idea-sharing activities in a strong,
Students who are
selected to attend CASL are often invested in promoting leadership on campus
and Student Life involvement, especially newer students who have much more to
gain from the experience and training provided at the conference.
The purpose behind
attending the CASL conference is to encourage students (and staff) to approach
leadership with a newfound excellence, furthering Student Life and
Hardin-Simmons as a whole.
“I think it is important to help our students gain perspective
whenever possible," said Student Activities Coordinator, Michael LeRoux. "We hope to see them
come up with program ideas and solutions to problems they run into. CASL helps
equip our students to live in that environment.”
CASL is an annual
conference and next January it will be held at East Texas Baptist University,
Marshall, TX. In 2015, HSU hosted the event.