Talia West selected as Student Leader of the Month for February
Senior Talia West has been selected as Student Leader of the Month for February 2022. After growing up in Fayetteville, West decided to stay in her hometown to attend the University of Arkansas to study Marketing with a minor in Management. of events. She is currently Director of Marketing for student-run company ForeverRed, Broadcast Assistant for Razorback Sports Network, a member of the Headliner Concert Committee through University Programs, and is in her second year as a Walton Ambassador.
She said she got involved in these organizations because she wanted to help other students at the University of Arkansas. “Helping others succeed is my passion and I am proud to be able to help lead various groups and organizations on campus,” she said.
West thinks the most important quality a leader must accomplish is leading by example. “As a servant leader, sharing power and control and listening to people is very crucial,” she said. “Nobody wants an authoritarian leader or someone who micro-manages others.”
His advice to other student leaders is “don’t get discouraged when things don’t go your way or you’re faced with challenges. Stay optimistic and do your due diligence!”
West credited his parents for being his biggest mentors.
“Whenever I face challenges, nine times out of 10 they have been there or they always give me the right advice to help me. They have been my greatest cheerleaders and provided me with so much resources, tools and connections to help me be successful.”
West’s favorite leadership quote comes from the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort, but where he stands in times of challenge and of controversy.”
The Student Leader of the Month award, sponsored by New Student & Family Programs, recognizes University of Arkansas undergraduate students for excellence in leadership through campus involvement, leadership activities, or voluntary and community services. More price information can be found here.