Letter from the Chair2018-01-17T07:01:20+00:00

Letter from the Chair


I would like to welcome you all to the 30th annual Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference. It is with much gratitude that I thank you for your interest in our conference.

After 30 years, we have grown into one of the largest student-run conferences in the nation, and it is our goal to continue this legacy by inspiring students to enhance themselves, those around them, and their communities. Our vision for the 30th conference is to foster a community of young, Black leaders who are genuine in their journey toward growth, selfless service, and a standard of excellence.

The theme for SBSLC 2018 is A Legacy In Living Color. After years of purposeful actions and forward thinking, we have created a legacy. Today we would like to acknowledge our collective efforts and celebrate our achievements as a community.

It is our hope that by attending this conference, students adopt our vision as their own and maximize the tools and resources given in order to continue the legacy that is SBSLC and all that encompasses.

On behalf of the 2018 SBSLC staff, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our 30th celebration!


Jo’el Janai Barnes ’19

International Studies Major, Business Minor

2018 Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference Chair