Daemen's first annual Building A Legacy Student Leadership Conference kicks off on Saturday, February 23rd!

The conference in its inaugural year has a central focus on diversity, social justice, professional development, and leadership. Below you can see the general schedule for the day. Please check back often as more details become available.

This year's gift is a longsleeve dri-fit t-shirt with the Building A Legacy logo on it!

Students who wish to apply to leadership positions across campus should highly consider coming to the conference.
Attendance will be considered on all applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

If you have questions regarding the conference, please e-mail us at mpaglicc@daemen.edu

Committee Members

  • Julia Grygier, Coordinator for Student Organizations & Greek Life
  • Kathryn Hammer, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Dr. Greg Nayor, Vice President for Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
  • Kimberly Pagano, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement & Instructor
  • Michael Paglicci, Coordinator for Student Transition & Campus Programming 
  • Alvin Roberts, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
  • Adriane Williams, Associate Director of Academic Advisement and First Year Initiative

Conference Agenda


9:30 -- 10:00am 

Conference Check-In

Location: Wick Student Center Lobby

10:00 -- 10:45am

Opening Session

Location: Wick Student Center Social Room

Welcome: Dr. Greg Nayor

Keynote Introduction: Dr. Greg Nayor

Keynote Speaker: Coach Sherry Winn

11:00 -- 11:50am

Breakout Sessions #1 

Location: Various

12:00 -- 1:30pm

Lunch & Leader Panel

Location: Wick Student Center Social Room

Panel Topic: Resilience in Changing Times

Moderator: Taqiyah Gibbons '18

Panelists: Mr. Anibal Soler, Jr., '00, Mrs. Lisa Schmidt, '13, Lavonda Harrell-Locke

1:45 -- 2:35pm

Breakout Sessions #2

Location: Various

2:50 -- 3:40pm

Breakout Sessions #3

Location: Various




Distinguished & Featured Guests

Throughout the conference there will be a number of guests that the committee has invited to speak on relevant topics happening all around us. Below, you can find information on our current guests.

Student Presenters

Below are our incredible student presenters and a brief description of their presentation. Without them, this conference would not be the same!