January 23-24, 2015

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Event Information

High school students must register online by January 16, 2015. For assistance with registration, please email events@cedarville.edu or call 937-766-4444. 

Current Cedarville University students must register online through the CU Involved system by January 16, 2015.


You are invited to attend the CU LEADership Conference on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24. This conference is designed for high school juniors and seniors and current Cedarville University students who serve or desire to serve in a leadership position on campus. The CU LEADership Conference exists to equip and inspire leaders to be exceptional in all areas of life. Through the exploration of a Biblical definition of leadership, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement positive change through effective stewardship, influence, and service. Will you follow God’s purpose and calling for your life? Will you lead?

CU LEAD has three distinct tracks that build upon each other. These tracks will be led by a variety of Cedarville administrators, faculty, and staff.

CU LEADership 101 – Junior & Seniors in high school.

CU LEADership 201 – Cedarville University students who desire to serve in leadership on campus.

CU LEADership 301 – Cedarville University students who currently serve in leadership on campus.


Cedarville University
Cedarville, Ohio


January 23-24, 2015
The conference begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Check-in for high school students will be from 5–7 p.m. on Friday in the Stevens Student Center. Early check-in is available on Friday morning for high school students who will be attending the campus visit and the pre-conference leadership session. Optional campus housing is available.


High school students must register online by January 16, 2015. For assistance with registration, please email events@cedarville.edu or call 937-766-4444.

Current Cedarville University students must register online through the CU Involved system by January 16, 2015.


$50 per high school student includes meals, snacks, all sessions and seminars, small-group activities, and an event shirt

No charge for current Cedarville University students (t-shirt not included)

Travel Information

As a courtesy to our prospective students who are visiting campus for events, the Admissions department subsidizes airport transportation costs. We offer round trip service to and from the Dayton and Columbus airports at a discounted rate of $45 for Dayton and $80 for Columbus. If you plan to travel by air and need transportation to and from the airport for CU LEAD, please click on the link below and fill out the Admissions Airport Transportation form.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be able to provide shuttle service for those who contact us after January 9, 2015.

Medical Release Forms

To enable us to care for medical needs that arise during CU LEAD, each high school student must bring a medical release form signed by a parent or guardian when they come to campus. This form must be completed separately from the online registration form and turned in when you check in on Friday.

What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends
  • Bible
  • Pencil/pen
  • Signed medical release form

and if you are staying on campus...

  • Towels
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal items
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes

What to Wear

Modest casual dress including nice jeans or khakis and nice shirts or sweaters are acceptable for CU LEAD activities.

  • Stevens Student Center

    8:30–10 a.m.

    Early Check-In

    Stevens Student Center (SSC) – Information Desk

  • Stevens Student Center

    10 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Campus Visit (optional)

    Stevens Student Center (SSC)

  • Stevens Student Center

    3 p.m.

    Pre-conference session

    Stevens Student Center, DeVries Theater

  • Stevens Student Center

    5 p.m.

    General Check-In and Dinner

    Stevens Student Center (SSC)

  • Jeremiah Chapel

    7 p.m.

    Opening Session

    Dixon Ministry Center (DMC) – Jeremiah Chapel

  • Stevens Student Center

    9 p.m.

    CU LEADership Fest


  • Stevens Student Center

    7 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

    SSC Dining Hall

  • Jeremiah Chapel

    8:30 a.m.

    Morning Recap

    DMC – Jeremiah Chapel

  • Center for Biblical Theological Studies

    9 a.m.

    Breakout Session #1

  • Center for Biblical Theological Studies

    10:30 a.m.

    Breakout Session #2

  • Stevens Student Center

    12 p.m.


    SSC Dining Hall

  • Center for Biblical Theological Studies

    1 p.m.

    Breakout Session #3

  • Dixon Ministry Center

    2:30 p.m.

    Breakout Session #4

  • Jeremiah Chapel

    4 p.m.

    Closing Session

    DMC – Jeremiah Chapel

Breakout Session Information

Session Name Speaker Speaker Title
CU LEADership 101
History and Leadership Dr. Kevin Sims Professor of Political Science
"Followership" and Leadership Erin Shaw Instructor of Women's Ministry
Integrity Sarah Allen Associate Director of Admissions
Leadership as an Act of Worship Rachel Reno, Madison Hart Teacher at Dayton Christian School
How to Develop Your Leadership Profile Dr. John Gredy Executive Vice-President for Strategic Growth
CU LEADership 201
Motivating and Developing Those Around You Robert Reid Resident Director
Integrity Mindy May Director of Counseling Services
Time Management: The Art of Saying No Professor John LeBlanc Associate Professor of Management
Leadership as an Act of Worship Zach Bowden Executive Assistant to the President
Communication and Leadership John Hart General Counsel
Jesus and Leadership Dr. Greg Couser Senior Professor of Bible and Greek
How to Build a Strong and Focused Team Dr. Janice Supplee Vice-President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
History and Leadership Dr. Tom Mach Chair of History and Government; Professor of History
CU LEADership 301
Leadership Audit Joe Poelzer Resident Director
Leadership as an Act of Worship Brandon Waltz Director of Production Services Group
How to Build a Team of Individuals Striving Toward a Common Goal Dan MacDougall Assistant Director of Student Life Programs and Leadership Development
How to Develop the Person Who Will Take Your Place Aaron Cook Director of Discipleship Ministries
How to Develop Your Leadership Profile Jeff Reep Director of Career Services
Integrity Patrick Oliver Director of Criminal Justice Program
Communication and Leadership Greg Dyson Director of Intercultural Leadership
Jesus and Leadership 301 Jeremy Kimble Assistant Professor of Theology


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Lt. Gen. Loren Reno

Lt. Gen. Reno, USAF (Ret), served in the United States Air Force for 38 years before becoming the first Dean of the Cedarville University School of Business Administration in 2012. He has led small and large organizations doing maintenance, repair, and overhaul for jet engines and large military aircraft; supply chain management; jet fuel acquisition and distribution; and operational aircraft maintenance. He was the Air Force’s senior logistician with policy oversight and budget advocacy for 207,000 maintainers, logisticians, civil engineers, and security forces men and women. He has been a longtime member of several professional organizations and was the senior Air Force advisor to the Logistics Officer Association from 2009–2012.

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Dr. Rob Turner

Dr. Rob Turner is the director of Cedarville University's Master of Ministry program and an Associate Professor of Bible and Education. He earned his bachelor's degree from Northern Kentucky University and his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Cedarville faculty, staff and students will be presenting a variety of breakout sessions that you can choose to attend on Saturday.

In addition, Dr. Tom Hutchison will be leading the pre-conference session on Friday at 3 p.m. where you will have the opportunity to take the DISC profile. Dr. Hutchison will explore the different elements of the profile and help you learn more about how God created you.