North Salem’s Hailey Rankel Recognized for Gold Level Leadership at SUNY Oneonta


Image courtesy of Lauren Rankel

North Salem’s Hailey Rankel was recently recognized with a gold-level leadership milestone through SUNY Oneonta's LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program.

Rankel earned this distinction by a commitment to improving oneself and enhancing knowledge by exploring leadership opportunities, participating in campus organizations and service to the campus community by taking on recognized leadership roles. Completion of this level requires attending nineteen events designated with a learning outcome (three must be diversity events), actively participating in four recognized organizations, completing three online courses (Foundations of Leadership, Personal Development, Organizational Development) and serving as an officer in a club or organization for at least two semesters (average of 219 hours to complete).

LEAD@Oneonta is a comprehensive leadership program based on current research and guidelines from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. All students can choose to participate in the LEAD program, which aims to better prepare them for life after college by providing a comprehensive picture of leadership and the skills needed to be a good leader.

Students can attain a silver, gold or platinum level. To attain each level, students must meet a mix of programmatic and experiential leadership requirements, including completion of online courses, attendance at educational events and membership and leadership in one or more of SUNY Oneonta's 100+ student-run clubs and organizations. The program also provides students with a leadership record that can be submitted to potential employers.

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