Follow the Leader: Cassandra
Trill or Not Trill?

Student Leader: Cassandra
Class Year: Junior

Leadership Positions:
Member of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Incorporated, Spokesperson for the Office of Campus Life, Sword & Shield Leadership Society.

Before ever meeting Cassandra, I knew she was a leader. She was this ball of energy walking around campus with a purpose. Last semester, I encouraged her to join our new leadership society and she’s been on a roll ever since. In that short time, Cassandra became an new student orientation leader as well as spokesperson for the Office of Campus Life, aka “The Voice”IMG_5138

Leadership Highlight:
As the “The Voice” Cassandra’s face is plastered on videos all over campus. This responsibility requires her to attend multiple events and to in essence “be on” most of the time. As one of the inaugural members of the school’s Sword and Shield Leadership society, she absorbs leadership training like a sponge. Cassandra is also an exciting dancer and as a member of her sorority, she’s one of the key members on the step team. Her influence on campus continues to increase as she develops more and more as a leader.

Leadership Issue
As mentioned before, Cassandra is a dope performer who steps with her sorority at regional and national events. She also works two jobs and is deep into her course load as a Criminal Justice major. Not to mention, that her increased presence as a leader and as “The Voice” is pulling her into various directions. The killer known as time management is rearing its ugly face. She’s starting to struggle with keeping up with all these areas. My advice to Cassandra was to prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. We can try to teach this skill but it’s often easier Leaders have to learn to say no sometimes, even it means letting people down sometime. Always remember you can’t help anyone if you aren’t healthy or rested.

Keeping It Trill
Cassandra knows her schedule and recognizes when the best time to complete certain tasks are. She has free time at night so now it’s imperative that she does what she says and takes care of homework even at the sake of missing an activity or completing practice at a more timely fashion.

Can Cassandra keep up with all the new expectations and responsibilities of being a prominent leader on campus?
Can Cassandra effectively manage her time with work, academics, and extracurricular activities?


Stay trill, folks.

MrJeffDess is a writer, professor, public speaker and emcee of Haitian descent. He is an author of 4 books of poetry, including his latest, Deconstructing Ratchet. With over ten years of performing and student affairs experience under his belt MrJeffDess continues to strive towards helping students reach their highest potential. For booking information, contact MrJeffDess at