Southeastern hosts Sustainable Leadership Forum
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
by: Tonya Lowentritt
PASSING ON LEADERSHIP KNOWLEDGE – Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation Rodney D. Bullard addresses students and faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University during the Sustainable Leadership Forum in the Student Union Theatre.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University students had the opportunity to hear
from seasoned professionals at the College of Business Sustainable Leadership Forum
last week as part of the college’s annual Business Lecture. Members of the leadership
team from Chick-fil-A were present to impart their knowledge on future business leaders.
Sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Hammond and Chick-fil-A at Hwy. 21 in Covington and hosted by Southeastern’s Society for Human Resources Management chapter, the forum was led by members of the Chick-fil-A leadership team. Members of the team included Senior Vice President Operator / Staff Relationship Rob Dugas, Southeastern alumnus and Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation Rodney D. Bullard, Vice-President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Erick McReynolds, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and former Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs and Diversity at Wake Forest University School of Business Melenie Lankau.
The forum included a leadership roundtable discussion titled “Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Diverse Team Members,” a faculty roundtable titled “Connecting with Young People from Diverse Backgrounds and Preparing Students for Success,” and a student leader roundtable titled “Characteristics of Success.”
The highlight of the day was the keynote address from Rodney D. Bullard titled “Heroes Wanted.” The Chick-fil-A corporate team also participated in a Q&A panel moderated by Interim Dean of the College of Business Tará Lopez. Approximately 250 members of the university and community participated in the day’s events.