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SAC Hosts Student Leadership Institute March 18-19


The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a joint program of Santa Ana College and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). The program consists of a series of seminars over two days covering a range of leadership development topics. These seminars help students improve their leadership skills as well as enhance future leadership potential.

SLI is a non-credit, certificate-bearing leadership program of nine one- and two-hour workshops offered over one weekend. After completing the 22-hour program, students will be invited to a banquet on April 26 at CSUF where they will be recognized and receive a certificate.

Topics include: networking, effective leadership, time management, communications skills, public speaking, creating networks, ethical decision making, diverse community, teamwork, and marketing your leadership abilities.


Santa Ana College, U102 (The Spot)
1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706


Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Seventy-two Santa Ana College students have been selected to participate. The keynote speakers are Dr. Brent M. Foster, CSUF assistant professor of communications, and Roman Reyna, Santa Ana City Councilmember.

Workshop presenters include:

    • Effective Leadership - Dr. Osiel Madrigal, social services manager, Santa Ana Unified School District
    • Time Management – Dr. Phong Luong, Graduate Division counselor, UC Irvine
    • Diverse Community – James Armendaris, program manager, Police Community Reconciliation Program, OC Human Relations


The SLI helps students acquire solid leadership skills and benefit from connecting with experienced professionals and community leaders who take the time to share their expertise and real-world experiences.


For more information, contact Daniel Marquez at (714) 564-6146 or visit

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit to learn more. For information about Santa Ana College’s Centennial, please visit

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503