News and Successes

20 students honored at MLK Banquet

Texas Woman's University hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Banquet on Jan. 18, and honored 20 middle school students for their MLK essays.

Boldly Lead Student Spotlight: Aesha Desai

Aesha Desai shares examples about being an advocate, challenging systems, creating safe places for students, spreading kindness, building trust, breaking barriers, and modeling the TWU mantra of campus with a heart.

Boldly You author to appear at TWU

Janet T. Phan, author of Boldly You, will be on the Texas Woman's University campus for two leadership and personal development sessions Nov. 3-4.

Boldly Lead Student Spotlight: Xaria Williams

Our first profile subject is Xaria Williams. Xaria is a psychology major expected to graduate in December 2022. Xaria is involved with the Center for Student Leadership as a member of our Legacy Leader Scholar program and a founding member of the CSL’s Toastmasters Chapter.

TWU students explore leadership, learn about themselves during retreat

Texas Woman’s students learned about visioning, relationship building and the importance of leading with integrity, as well as discovered new sides to themselves, during the inaugural LeaderShape Institute, sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership and held March 15-18 at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center.

TWU launches student chapter of Toastmasters International

The Center for Student Leadership at Texas Woman’s University is launching a student chapter of Toastmasters International, an educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The chapter is open to all TWU students, and recruitment is currently underway.

TWU Center for Student Leadership presents Be a Catalyst for Change workshop

We have all heard the famous quote credited to Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” What exactly does this mean? How do we become a catalyst for change? The Center for Student Leadership at Texas Woman's University is hosting a one-day workshop designed to help participants answer these and other questions.

TWU Center for Student Leadership offers programs and opportunities for students

The Center for Student Leadership at Texas Woman's hosted a tabling event for students to learn about its vast leadership development programs, including scholarships and LeaderShape.

TWU Center for Student Leadership hosts leadership presentation and workshop

The Center for Student Leadership is pleased to have Kimberly O’Neil, the youngest African-American woman City Manager in the United States and award-winning professor, executive leader and social good expert, present on Leading with Courage, Compassion, Conviction, Character, and Competence, on February 22 from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

TWU staff member dedicated to educating, empowering student leaders

Texas Woman’s Director of the Center for Student Leadership Lawrencina Mason Oramalu is on a mission to help all TWU students discover and develop the leader within. Although an attorney by training, Oramalu has spent her career working in education, and she understands that effective leadership is needed in all industries and at all levels.

TWU Legacy Leader follows passion to lead and change the world

Texas Woman’s communication sciences student Lesly Alvarado knew she wanted a way to continue making an impact when she enrolled in the university, and she found the Legacy Leaders program to be the perfect vehicle with which to do it.

TWU Legacy Leaders share their experiences of preparing for college

Often the key to success in college is taking advantage of the many preparatory opportunities available in high school, especially dual high school and college credit offered by Early College High Schools (ECHS), as four Texas Woman’s Legacy Leaders students discovered. Thanks to the Center for Student Leadership, they not only have continued to thrive in college, but they also had the opportunity to share their experiences and inspire others as well.

Join us at the TWU Bold LeadHERship Speaker Series

This speaker series is hosted by the College of Business and the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership. It is designed to create dialogue about the opportunities and challenges for women in leadership. This series is for women managers and executives as well as students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends.


TWU leadership chapter earns national recognition

The Texas Woman’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) achieved the status of Founder’s List by demonstrating outstanding effort in the area of chapter best practices and completing its 10 Pillars of Success. The TWU chapter is among the top chapters nationwide being recognized for their commitment and effort to hit this milestone.

New Center for Student Leadership director named

Texas Woman’s University has named Lawrencina Mason Oramalu as the new director of the Center for Student Leadership, effective March 22.

Fashion student designs store for children with disabilities, wins scholarship

TWU student Taylor Davis, a double-major in fashion design and fashion merchandising, was awarded first place and a $2,500 scholarship in the digital merchandising store planning category of this year’s Fashion Group International (FGI) of Dallas Scholarship Competition. Davis’ winning design concept, “Metrix,” imagines an adaptive clothing boutique designed for children with special needs. 

TWU students learn lessons in leadership by attending national conference

The Center for Student Leadership sponsored nine of its members to attend the National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) Nov. 22-24 in Orlando, Fla.

TWU student attends national conference thanks to center sponsorship

TWU Center for Student Leadership member and music therapy major Sophia Vignovich was able to attend the American Music Therapy Association’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 21-24 thanks to sponsorship from the center.

TWU names leadership institute, exhibit hall for pioneering women

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents today renamed its Institute for Women’s Leadership, The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership in honor of State Senator Jane Nelson.

Student Emily Roper uses her leadership program experience to help others

Through her coursework, TWU speech-language pathology master’s student Emily Roper is learning the importance of diagnosing and treating people with speech-language disorders. But through her experience with the Center for Student Leadership as an undergraduate student, she learned how to listen to and lead others.

TWU students become better leaders through national LeaderShape program

Community, inclusivity, integrity and vision are themes exceptional leaders continuously reflect upon, as many TWU students learn by attending LeaderShape, a national week-long intensive leadership training program.

Michelle Geng: Applying business and leadership lessons to a future career

As Texas Woman’s University student Michelle Geng is discovering, business owners need training and leadership skills in order to be successful. Fortunately, through her participation with the Center for Women in Business and the Center for Student Leadership, Geng is receiving both.

Center for Student Leadership celebrates graduating seniors

The Center for Student Leadership celebrated 19 graduating seniors on April 16.

Page last updated 9:04 AM, February 15, 2023