Rock Valley College

Local Students to Engage in RVC’s Annual Minority Male Leadership Conference

Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Event Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

Approximately 200 students from eight local high schools and Rock Valley College will attend RVC’s annual Minority Male Leadership Conference, Friday, October 12, 2018 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rock Valley College’s Stenstrom Center for Career Education.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Think like a leader. Talk like a leader. Dress like a leader. Be a leader.” Conference attendees will attend breakout sessions on leadership topics led by a number of prominent area minority male leaders.

Other presenters include: Sam H. Morgan, Dean of Enrollment and Retention; Skip Gilbert, educational leader; Tommy Meeks, consultant for Winnebago County; Jorge Herrera, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Rockford Band & Trust; Jason Smith, Dean of Students at Dundee-Crown High School; Elias Soria, Family Self-Sufficiency Specialist for Rockford Housing Authority; Andre Sayles, Patrol Lieutenant for the City of Beloit WI; Jason Johnson, proud owner of Torch Barber Shop, and creator of the TORCH Leadership; Brian Peterson, one of the Dean of Students at Dundee-Crown High School; Chuck Konkol, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Rock Valley College; Brock Ashford, Manager of fine Jewelry at Masseys Inc.

For more information on the Minority Male Leadership Conference at Rock Valley College, please visit