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On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Third Annual Twin Cities Collegiate Leadership Conference will be held at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).

The conference is hosted by The Quad, which is composed of student leaders and administrators from Salem College, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, and UNCSA. The Quad strives to facilitate communication, service, and leadership among the respective institutions of higher education in Winston-Salem.

This year’s conference, titled “Leaders in Lights,” will focus on developing and practicing leadership through the arts. The conference will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at various locations on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.

The keynote speaker will be Denise Franklin, general manager of 88.5 WFDD, Wake Forest University’s National Public Radio affiliate that serves 32 counties in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. In addition, Franklin also serves on the UNCSA Board of Trustees. The keynote address will be at noon Saturday in the Main Theatre of the ACE Exhibition Complex in the School of Filmmaking Studio Village.

Approximately 25 students from each institution have been selected to participate in the conference, bringing the total student involvement to nearly 100. In addition, university administrators and community leaders will be in attendance.

Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to explore how student leaders can contribute to and positively impact the Winston-Salem community through greater service and personal involvement, as well as how to inspire and promote intercollegiate activity.

The conference is an annual program of the Twin Cities Leadership Initiative, which was created to build community among colleges and universities within Winston-Salem, and to encourage students to stay, live, work and play in the city.  

If you would like more information, including a contact for Saturday, please give me a call or send me an email.



Marla Carpenter
Director of Media Relations
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Communications & Marketing Office
1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127
336-770-3337 (o)  / 336-414-9289 (c)
www.uncsa.edu (NOTE NEW WEB ADDRESS)