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President's Leadership Council's trip to Little Rock

May 10, 2017

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President's Leadership Council (PLC) is a leadership program for junior and senior level students at Central Baptist College led by President Terry Kimbrow and Vice President for Advancement Sancy Faulk. The PLC Program is a leadership training program which introduces students to leadership principles through the use of books, guest lectures, and hand-on experience which allows students to apply the principles learned. The program also includes a professional development component with regard to things like professional dress, communication skills, and etiquette training.

On April 17, PLC members took a trip to Little Rock for a day filled with tours, special guest speakers, and a luncheon at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion.

The team started with a trip to the Arkansas State Capitol where they had time to look around and visit some of the state offices including Arkansas Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan's office. They also met with Rex Horne, President of Arkansas Independent Colleges & Universities, an organization that provides extensive governmental affairs and public affairs support for 11 member institutions in Arkansas.

The President's Leadership Council and the CBC Executive Leadership Team met at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion for an Etiquette Luncheon. Before the meal was served, Governor Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson greeted the group and welcomed them to their home. CBC Chef and Director of Dining Services Jill McCollum led the attendees through a three course meal. As the different courses were served by the Governor's Mansion staff, Chef McCollum gave direction on things like which fork do you use, how do you hold your napkin, how do you know which glasses are yours, appropriate table conversation, etc. After lunch, the students and administrators were able to tour the Governor's Mansion gardens.

The day concluded with a visit to the Clinton Presidential Library and a meeting with James Skip Rutherford III, Dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is the first school in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree. The School gives students the knowledge and experience to further their careers in the areas of non profit, government,volunteer or private sector service.

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