Campus Life

Student Development brings leadership luncheon series to Stockton

Written for The Argo by Bailey Schilling

If there is one thing that student leaders have in common, it is that they are always open to new opportunities. The Student Development Office has partnered up with the John R. Elliott Character and Leadership Program to offer students who are interested in strengthening their leadership skills a Leadership Lunch series. The series, which will be recurring throughout the semester, brings in mentors from the program to talk to students about being a leader, engage in discussions on a variety of leadership topics, and the opportunities offered through the program.

Last Thursday, Michael Pompei, the Atlantic City regional Director of Human Resources at Caesars, Harrah’s, and Tropicana, came in to share his experience as a rising leader and now, a mentor. Students were able to ask questions about Pompei’s career path to his current position and get insight on what makes a good leader. Pompei is currently a mentor in the John R. Elliott Character and Leadership Program.

“The leadership lunch was a great experience to learn more about the skill set and mentality that leaders strive to uphold on a daily basis in the workforce,” said junior Sarah Cipkins, who was in attendance on Thursday. “This workshop steered me in the right direction as I continue to take on different leadership positions this semester!” Cipkins noted.

All students are encouraged to attend the upcoming luncheons even if they do not currently hold a leadership position on campus. The next luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 6 2022 at 12:30 PM in Campus Center Meeting Room 5. For information about upcoming speakers, visit the event tab on Osprey Hub. To learn more about the John R. Elliott Character and Leadership Program visit