News Release

SAC Student Leadership Institute Set for March 17-18

SAC Partners with CSUF for Two-Day Seminar

(Santa Ana, CA)—Santa Ana College (SAC) in partnership with California State University-Fullerton (CSUF), will be hosting its Student Leadership Institute (SLI) on March 17 and 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at SAC in rooms A210 and A130. The program consists of a series of seminars over two intensive days covering a range of leadership development topics. While the deadline to apply for this year’s program has passed, the SLI program is free and open to any current SAC student and is offered each spring.

Seminars include: Culture and Gender, Diverse Community, Effective Leadership, Public Speaking, Marketing Your Leadership Abilities, Time Management, Creating Networks/Interviewing Skills, Ethical Decision Making and Teamwork and Collaboration.

Keynote speakers for the two-day event will be Mark Hartley, dean of student life at Norco College, on March 17 and SAC’s vice president of academic affairs Carlos Lopez, on March 18.

Participants will be recognized and receive their completion certificates at the end of the school year at CSUF.

2017 Program Schedule

Friday, March 17th – Location of All Seminars:    A210

7:45 a.m.Arrival & Refreshments 
8:10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Keynote Speaker
Mark Hartley, Dean of Student Life, Norco College
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Orientation & NetworkingDaniel Marquez, SLI Coordinator
9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Public SpeakingKatie LaBreau,  Communication Studies Faculty, SAC
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Time ManagementAdrianna Gonzalez, Centennial Education Center Adult Basic Education Instructor
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch 
1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Marketing Your Leadership AbilitiesRosemary Touyanou, Orange Education Center, Student Service Coordinator
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Effective LeadershipDr. Osiel Madrigal, Centennial Education Center Instructor


Saturday, March 18th  – Location of All Seminars:    A210 & A-130

7:45 a.m.Arrival & Networking 
8:05-8:25amKeynote SpeakerCarlos Lopez, Vice President, Academic Affairs, SAC
8:30 am-9:30 amCulture & Gender
Maria Castellanos, EOPS, SAC
Joseph Garza, MFT
9:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. Ethical Decision MakingDr. Andy Gonis, Faculty, SAC
11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Diverse Community
Norma Lopez & Karla Estudillo, OC Human Relations
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Lunch/Group Picture 
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Teamwork & CollaborationKary Rebolledo & Melisa Peralez, SLI Alumni & Board Members
2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Creating Networks & Interviewing SkillsLorraine Moos, Executive Director, Advantex (Executive Search Firm)
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Closing Ceremony
Linda D. Rose, Ed.D., SAC President 
John Hanna, RSCCD Board of Trustees President
Daniel Marquez, SLI Coordinator


 For more information about the 2017 Student Leadership Institute at Santa Ana College, call Student Affairs/Outreach 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.

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