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  The Student Leadership Institute, a partnership effort between SAC and CSUF, is a certificated leadership training program that has been in existence for over 10 years.  Students are required to take 9 workshops over two days covering a range of leadership development topics.  All workshops are one or two hours in length and will be conducted by skilled and trained professionals from the greater Santa Ana area and SAC community.  The mission of SLI is to provide essential leadership skills development so that graduates can build from this core foundation and apply these skills in their college and future professional careers.

​Benefits for Participants   Participant Expectations   ​
ACQUIRE the building blocks to effective leadership
UNDERSTAND how to have meaningful interactions with a diverse group of people
LEARN techniques to communicate effectively
ENHANCE important life skills
NETWORK with current students, faculty, staff, and professionals from the community
SUPPLEMENT your in-class education with out-of-class experiences
ATTEND both days from 8-5:30pm
DRESS professionally
BE on time or early each day
ACTIVELY participate in and take all 9 workshops
DEMONSTRATE respectful and cooperative behavior at all times
ATTEND the official awards banquet ceremony on April 28, 2015 from 5-8:30pm at CSUF to receive your certificate

​2015 Workshops & Seminar Presenters ​
Communication Skills   
Diverse Community
Effective Leadership
Public Speaking 
Marketing Your Leadership Abilities
Time Management 
Creating Networks
Ethical Decision Making
Teamwork and Collaboration ​
Katie Barone, SAC Adjunct Faculty
James Armendaris & Norma Lopez, OC Human Relations
Dr. Osiel Madrigal, SAUSD
Andrew Gonis III, SAC Adjunct Faculty
Rosemary Touyanou, OEC
Joseph Alonzo, SAC Veterans Resource Center, Coordinator
Lorraine Moos, EVP & Senior Partner, Project Pro Search
Andy Gonis, Co-Chair of Criminal Justice Dept., SAC
Daisy Serrano & Younna Smith, SAC Graduate Interns

 Congratulations to the 63 graduates of the
SLI Class of 2015
Karina Aguilar, Rosa Alaniz, Alejandra Alvarado, Erica Antolin, Arely Ballinas, Jamie Bitz, Shelly Box, Susi Calderon, Gary Carbajal, Claudia Carrera, Alexandra Castle, Maricarmen Chavez, Ashley Contreras, Dulce Cordova, Jessica Davalos, Kimberly Dietz, Amayrani Dominguez, Antonio Escobar, Alexis Flores, Cynthia Garcia, Tricia Gomez, Ana Gonzalez, Rebecca Griego, Sujey-Yajaira Guerrero-Rosales, Angelene Hayes, Ingrid Hernandez, Roselia Lagunas, Hieu Le, Elizabeth Lopez, Jessica Loster, Clementina Maldonado,Gloria Marin, Jose Marin, Jennifer Mendoza, Ricardo Menendez, Jennifer Merino, Yosverany Meza, Maria Montalban, Xenia Morales, Nadia Morales, Emily Newell, Thao Nguyen, Adolpho Noguera, Jaqueline Nunez, Nancy Ortigoza, Yetmi Ortiz, Manuel Pedroza, Arturo Perez-Montoya, David Prieto, Alejandra Rodriquez, Julian Rubalcava, Horacio Sanchez, Jess Sauceda, Katie Sullivan, Dominique Tanaro, Ivan Trujillo, Alaeshia Valdivia-Peppers, Manuel Vargas, Jenneffer Vazquez, Angela Vera, Yovan Vivas, Matthew Weimer, Erika Zuniga

Who Can Apply For The 2016 SLI Program?

If you...
  • Are a current SAC student
  • Are committed to developing your leadership skills while playing an active role in each seminar, listening carefully, and demonstrating excellent behavior
  • Are committed to being punctual and completing the entire two day institute
  • Are committed to looking very sharp and dressing professionally
  • Are committed to not only completing the two day leadership institute at SAC in late March of 2015 (Friday & Saturday from 8-5:30pm) but also committed to attending the closing banquet at CSUF on Tuesday, April 28th from 5-8:30pm.


  • SLI is the program for YOU!
  • SLI will provide you with an extraordinary opportunity at no cost to you
SLI Advisory Board Members, 2015-2016
Dates for 2016 SLI Program 
Friday & Saturday
March 18th & 19th, 2016

How to Apply
Applications for SLI 2016 are available on January 25, 2016 in S-213 or online. Deadline to submit all applications is Thursday, February 25th by 5pm.
Download a pdf of the application by clicking here and then you can omplete it and turn in.

Download a Word version of the application by clicking here and then you can type up the application and email it.

Download important general information on the SLI Program by clicking here.
Turn in completed applications to:
Santa Ana College
Student Leadership Institute (SLI)
Student Affairs/Office of School & Community Partnerships
1530 W. 17th St. Bldg. S-213
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Attn:  Daniel Marquez
For additional information contact Daniel Marquez at (714) 564-6146 or email


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