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Nexus for Leadership Symposium

Event Date:  Monday, June 09, 2014-Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Innovations in Leadership: Moving Forward from where you are

UC Campus 

Host School: University of Charleston, School of Business and Leadership

Partner Schools: Hollins University, Batten Leadership Institute (Roanoke, VA), St Vincent College, McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government (Latrobe, PA),  West Virginia Wesleyan College, School of Business (Buckhannon, WV) Wheeling Jesuit University, Professional and Graduate Studies in Leadership (Wheeling, WV)

Program Highlights

  • Keynote National Speaker:  Captain David Marquet,  best selling  author of "Turn the Ship Around
  • Major General James Hoyer, Adjutant General , WV Army National Guard 
  • Ms. Millie Marshall, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia
  • Thomas Heywood, Managing Partner, Bowles & Rice Law Firm, Former Chief of Staff for Governor of West Virginia 
  • Major General Francis G. Vavala, Adjutant General, Delaware Army National Guard
  • Major General Allen Tackett, Adjutant General, WV Army National Guard

Sessions for Paper Presentations

Leadership Journey 

  • Emerging Leadership
  • Action Leadership
  • Steward Leadership

Leadership Contexts 

  • Healthcare Leadership Contexts
  • Military and First Responder Leadership Contexts
  • Women in Leadership Contexts

Conference Host and Registration 

Students at the University of Charleston have the benefit of being in the capital city of West Virginia, with all the cultural and entertainment advantages that brings. At the same time, Charleston is a tranquil, small-city environment with easy access to the beautiful, rolling Appalachian Mountains. Currently there are graduate programs in pharmacy, business, leadership and a physician assistant program. According to US News, University of Charleston is ranked among the top regional colleges in the South. 

Registration Sponsorship Grant

  • Eligibility: Faculty and fulltime students that are members of the Nexus Partner Schools (WVWC, WJU, Hollins University, and St. Vincent’s College) and interested in attending the Nexus for Leadership Conference, June 9th-10th, 2014. 
  • Participation: 10 Faculty and 24 fulltime students to be awarded a “grant-funded” registration fee for the conference program and meals on a “first come-first served” basis.
  • Enrollment: Submit a request for a sponsorship slot on the Registration Grant List via email to by June 5th, 2014.

Contact Information

  • Registration deadline was June 5th, 2014  
  • Contact for information: 
    • Dr. Shelly Roy (Registration), Graduate School of Business and Leadership, University of Charleston, 900 Virginia Street East, Suite 200, Charleston, WV 25301. 
    • Dr. Judith Halle (Conference Chair);