The Office of Student Leadership is dedicated to fostering relationships through student organization development, leadership training, and unique experiences. The Office offers a variety of programs for Arkansas Tech students looking to further their leadership development. We have programs for every level of leadership.

Student leaders of the month

The Student Leadership Development Office will honor an undergraduate student each month to recognize the constant contribution and impact that Arkansas Tech University students make every day. Students, Faculty and Staff will be able to nominate those students who consistently make a difference on our campus and in our community. The recipient should also serve as a role model in the ATU community and display exemplary leadership skills. 

Hayden eason 

November 2023


ATU Junior, Hayden Eason, is from Centerton, Arkansas. He is an Information Technology with Networking and Security Major. Hayden is the President of the Esports Club, a Student Conduct Board Member, a Community Assistant for Network Gaming at Residence Life, and a Peer Career Advisor at the Career Center. Fun fact about Hayden, he loves concerts and went to 7 this year. 

maggie hemmert

october 2023


ATU Senior, Maggie Hemmer. She is a nursing major with a minor in psychology, who currently serves as the Phi Mu Honor Chairwoman. She is currently the Resident Assistant in Caraway for the Phi Mu hall. Maggie is a part of the Student Nurses Association and Camp War Eagle as well. A fun fact about Maggie is that she has a brother that is almost 13 years younger than her and she got to cut his umbilical cord whenever he was born. This started her dream of becoming a labor and delivery nurse.

Kaleb Starnes 

september 2023


ATU Junior, Kayleb Starnes, is from Vandervoot, Arkansas. He is currently double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. During his time on campus, he has taken on the role of Housing Ambassador with Residence Life, been an Orientation Leader for two years, and currently holds the titles of President of the Honors Student Council and Secretary of the Behavioral Sciences Club. Kayleb also invests his time in Victory College Ministry. Lastly, Kaleb's fun fact is that he has a Pilot's license. 

The Student Leadership Development Office would like to invite you to nominate students who you believe fit the following qualifications: 

  • Students in good academic and disciplinary standing  
  • Exemplifies leadership through personal development, organizational leadership, civic and community engagement 

To nominate a student for student leader of the month fill out:


All nominations should be submitted by the Friday of the first full week of each month. Nominations are reviewed by staff members who will select winners. Any student not selected will be kept on file and considered for future months. 

Student Leader of the Month Recipients will receive: 

  • Student Leader of the Month Certificate 
  • Recognition on the Student Leadership Development Website 
  • Opportunity to be in the running for Leader of the Year, awarded at Evening of Excellence 


Lunch with a Leader is a series of round table discussions that offer students a chance to learn from the experience of seasoned professionals from a variety of different fields as well as an opportunity to engage in conversation about the community as a whole.

Lunch is provided on a first come, first served basis.  Click here to learn more.


The Freshman Leadership Experience is perfect for new students looking for an adventurous way to meet new people and get connected to the Arkansas Tech campus. This retreat allows freshmen to make connections with other Tech students interested in becoming a leader. Students participate in activities that give them the opportunity to make their mark at Arkansas Tech and challenge and empower them to work as a team and identify their strengths as a leader.