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Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership

Mike Miller with his wife and the logo for the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership at the College of Souther Maryland

About the Center

Vision

The vision of the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership is to build an inclusive and engaged community through education, civic engagement and social responsibility.

Mission

Our purpose is to serve and connect College of Southern Maryland and surrounding region by offering leadership training and other opportunities to develop student and community leaders who contribute to their local and global communities.

Core Values

The core values of the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership correspond with the values/guiding principles of the College of Southern Maryland (*including four additional leadership principles):

  • *Civic Engagement
  • Diversity
  • *Equity
  • *Empowerment
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Respect
  • *Social Responsibility
  • Teamwork

Informed, Engaged, Empowered = Ready – Set – VOTE!

This community-focused virtual series promotes voter education, civic engagement, and personal empowerment. College of Southern Maryland’s Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership, Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office, and Student Life Department, with contributions from St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Student Activities Department, prepare students and the Southern Maryland community for the upcoming elections. Audiences will be informed, engaged, and galvanized to action.

Registration is required for these free Zoom events.

One Community: Bridging Divides
Sept. 15, 2020. 7-8 p.m.

The public is invited to listen and watch the inaugural event of the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership which celebrates the leadership of Senator Miller and his legacy of reaching across the aisle to create positive change for Maryland.

National Voter Registration Day: Your Vote. Your Choice. Your Future.
Sept. 22, 2020, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Open to CSM and SMCM students, faculty, and staff

Join the League of Women Voters of Calvert County as we learn about the voting process, our voting options due to COVID-19, and resources and strategies for helping others to vote.

A Pledge to Truth and Civility
Oct. 8, 2020, 7-8 p.m.

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The public is invited join CSM Professor of Communications Michelle Christian and CSM Instructor of Media Studies, former journalist, and CSM Nonprofit Institute Coordinator Cara Fogarty discuss how to spot fake news, the importance of checking facts and sources of information, and a variety of strategies for maintaining civility while engaging in difficult political conversations.

Liberty and Justice for All? The History of Voting Rights in America
Oct. 22, 2020. 7-8 p.m.

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The public is invited to hear CSM Professor of History and Humanities and Social Sciences Department Chair Dr. Christine Arnold-Lourie travel through history to discover the evolution of American voting rights: How certain populations were denied the right to vote, the hard-fought battles to gain suffrage and discriminatory voting practices that still exist today.

Indivisible: A Post Election Debrief
Nov. 10, 2020, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Open to CSM and SMCM students, faculty, and staff

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We do not know what the results of the 2020 Election will be, but we do know that many of our neighbors will celebrate, and many will be frustrated—perhaps feeling despair. This moderated session will enable CSM and SMCM faculty, staff, and students to come together again to process thoughts and feelings about the election process and results and to begin to envision a positive path forward as one community.