Donna Howard

Donna Howard

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Donna Howard named to national leadership board

Donna Howard, associate director of the office of student life at Penn State Harrisburg, will serve on the National Advisory Board of the National Society of Leadership and Success for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Howard has been employed by Penn State Harrisburg for 35 years. She received her bachelor of science degree in psychology and a master of education degree in training and development from Penn State Harrisburg. She is a member of the new student orientation committee and her areas of interest include student development through leadership and women in leadership.

The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With 602 chapters, the Society currently has 871,890 members nationwide. The selection process is rigorous and each board member is chosen from hundreds of advisers. To be considered, a person must have served for a number of years as a campus adviser and help lead a chapter to success and sustainability.

In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country.