UNCF Hosts 2017 Student Leadership Conference

Conference prepares diverse students to meet 21st century workforce demands

UNCF's 2017 Student Leadership Conference (SLC) will be held Wednesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 3, 2017. Nearly 90 college students from around the country will come together for this year’s event, held at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University; 800 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002.

The conference provides intense four-day training sessions by industry leaders to prepare the next generation of diverse professionals for summer 2017 internships and fellowships in the high-growth industries of business, communications, computer science, healthcare, energy, engineering, education, finance, hospitality and technology.

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Lisa Frison: SVP, Cross Segment Strategy and Integration Lead, Marketing & Brand Strategy, Diverse Segments
  • Brian K. Bridges Ph.D.: Vice President, Research and Member Engagement, UNCF
  • Sekou Biddle:  Vice President, Advocacy, UNCF 
  • Dr. Michael L. Lomax:  UNCF President and CEO 

Other SLC speakers include leading representatives from: Career Core, Ed Fuel, the DC Mayor’s Office, K.Way Consulting, Suez, New Leaders for New Schools, Turnaround for Children, Health Care Navigator, United Health, HealthCare Advocates, Asencion’s Providence Health Care System and Wells Fargo. 

Students will conduct internships and/or fellowships at these participating programs:

The official 2017 SLC agenda can be viewed through a dedicated Guidebook. Click here to view a video of the impact of this dynamic student professional development experience. 

Follow the discussion on Twitter: @uncf #UNCFSLC 


About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF annually awards $100 million in scholarships and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® For continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter, @UNCF and #UNCFSLC.