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Freshman Lead Director

The LEAD Directors shall only be responsible for the administration of the Freshmen LEAD program and shall specifically:


  • SarahWesReview and approve the meeting/activities schedule for the year.
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and selecting freshmen students to be in Freshman LEAD.
  • Place selected members of LEAD into service groups.
  • Select and coordinate service projects for each small group.
  • Work with the LEAD GA to plan and execute LEAD meetings and retreats.
  • Work two office hours each week with the LEAD GA and Staff Advisor.
  • Maintain and update LEAD Blackboard.
  • Act as a mentor and guide to all members of LEAD.
  • Record absences to bi-weekly meetings of LEAD members.
  • Maintain and update points system for all LEAD members.
  • Create bonus opportunities for members to regain missed points.
  • Serve as a representative of LEAD to university and community constituents.
  • Develop and maintain a running directory of past LEAD participants.
  • Develop the LEAD Alumni Association and create support for LEAD Alumni events.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Directors should possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills as well as a positive can-do attitude that creates an environment that is conducive to the success of Freshmen LEAD and its members.  Directors should be flexible, show initiative and have excellent organizational skills as well as maintain a professional demeanor at all times as you are a representative of the University of Louisville. Candidate must be a graduate of Freshmen LEAD.

Compensation: There will be no more than two (2) LEAD Directors selected for the 2011-2012 class.  Each director will be compensated $250 per semester.

Sarah and Wes are our 2010-2011 Freshman Lead Co-Directors

Sarah Hugenberg is serving as this year's Freshmen LEAD co-director. She is
originally from Northern Kentucky and is now a junior, political science
major and is also minoring in Spanish and economics. Her career aspiration
is to become an attorney.

Here at the University of Louisville, Sarah is very involved with Greek Life
as a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, community service, and campus
involvement. She participated in the Freshmen LEAD Program and her passion
for the program is the reason she is serving as co-director. Along with
that, Sarah has been a REACH Ambassador and a CAPS leader and plans to
continue her role as mentor for incoming students in years to come. One of
her favorite experiences at U of L was participating in the Alternative
Spring Break that took place in Louisville her freshman year because it
allowed her to connect with the community and her fellow students.


Sarah is excited about the year to come and enjoys being involved in the
Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service because, "It gives students the
tools they need to get involved and affect change and make a positive impact
on the campus and greater community of the City of Louisville." The Freshmen
LEAD Program is something she is very passionate about and she hopes that
other passionate, committed, and motivated students will take the position
in the future and make the program even better!


"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and
become more, you are a
leader. John Quincy Adams

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and

become more, you are a

leader. John Quincy Adams


Name: Wes Fischer


Louisville, KY


Freshmen LEAD, Co-Director


Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy

Statement of Advice:

All aspiring leaders should recognize that a given position cannot simply be "held," but, rather, must be embraced. The authenticity of such a bond must rest upon a profound sense of commitment and passion. When passion accords with a vision, however vague, the opportunity for application has arrived. Thus, when considering how to acquire a position of leadership, one should first establish why a given role is appealing. If the answer seems contrived, then perhaps that is not an appropriate role. If, however, one is excited by the way in which a role would allow for the expression of an individual’s vision, then that role should be pursued. As with all leadership positions, the qualities of patience, persistence, responsibility, curiosity, integrity, and creativity, among others, are needed. These traits are more readily developed, though, when one finds a motivating opportunity for their employment.

Quote: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." – Albert Einstein



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