The Pacific Northwest
Student Leadership Conference

This conference is a unique opportunity for student leaders to meet each other from all across the WSU. Expect inspiring speakers and workshops designed to help you become a better leader on campus and in your communities. Curious what you'll learn?  Browse a list of the event workshops and meet your Keynote speakers below!

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2023 Conference Schedule & Workshops

Latest Event

Date: Sept. 30, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: SPARK, WSU Pullman campus Presented on Zoom for WSU Global students.

Lunch: Provided

Cost: Free for all WSU Pullman & WSU Global Students. $20 for WSU Everett, WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver. $25 for all non-WSU institutions.

Fall '23 Keynote Speakers

Mack Strong

Mack Strong

Mack Strong

10:10 a.m.

Mack Strong, the former Seattle Seahawks fullback, has been the Pacific West Director of the NFL Legends Program since 2013. With a 14+ year NFL career, he inspired people both on and off the field, receiving accolades like the Unsung Hero and Ed Block Courage awards. He transitioned into sports analysis after retiring in 2007 due to a neck injury. Alongside his wife, Dr. Zoe Higheagle Strong, Mack founded The Mack Strong TEAM-WORK Foundation from 2002 to 2020, focusing on youth development in academics and character. Their dedication earned them numerous awards, including the Mark Matthews Service to Children Award. 

Learn more about Mack Strong

Coach Kamie Ethridge

3:40 p.m.

Kamie Ethridge was named the head coach of WSU women’s basketball on April 15, 2018. She is the eighth person to lead the Cougars women’s basketball program. The Hall of Famer has brought her winning ways to Pullman and has quickly elevated the WSU women’s basketball program into the upper echelon of the college women’s basketball landscape, as Ethridge guided Washington State to its first Pac-12 title in any female team sport by winning the 2023 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.

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