The Bagby and Pasley-Taylor Leadership programs are new initiatives by the Emerson Center for Leadership and Service and the Office of Intercultural Engagement that provide African American students at Westminster with the opportunity to interact and learn from African American leaders from the Callaway County and Fulton communities. Both programs meet once a month in order to encourage networking, mentoring, and college-community unity.
The Bagby Leadership Program, whose focus in on African American men and is named after Westminster Trustee and Fulton native, General Byron Bagby, met for the first time on September 25th. A total of 24 students and 6 community leaders participated.
The Pasley-Taylor Leadership Program, whose focus is on African American women and is named after Fulton's own Billie R. Taylor and Mamie Pasley, met for the first time on October 18th with the participation of 13 community leaders and 8 students who shared conversations about their expectations and goals for the program.