JESI EKONEN serves as the Associate Director of the Central Michigan University Leadership Institute. Jesi joined the Leadership Institute team in 2012 after completing her master’s degree in Student Affairs Leadership at Grand Valley State University. Jesi oversees the university’s unique Leader Advancement Scholarship program and has been instrumental in creating a unique electronic portfolio that allows students to showcase their learning. Within the division of Enrollment and Student Services Jesi leads a professional development initiative for graduate students to prepare the next generation of student affairs professionals. Jesi has been a supporter of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for many years and in 2012 she was selected as a LIVESTRONG Leader. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, volunteering, and caring for her cat, James Earl Jones and English Bulldog, Betty White.
The Rollie Denison Leadership Institute programs are conducted every other year beginning in October of even-numbered years, and ending in May of the following year. During this period, the group meets for one full Friday per month for eight months. The first gathering in October is an overnight retreat. The cost to participate is $650.
Meetings will be held once a month on Fridays.
- Oct. 25 & 26 -- Retreat at Eagle Village
- Nov. 16 -- Leadership Day
- Dec. 7 -- Economic Day
- Jan. 18 -- Quality of Life Day
- Feb. 15 -- Education Day
- March 15 -- Government Day
- April 19 -- Isabella County Resources Day
- May 17 -- Graduation Day
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