President For A Day
Have you thought about what it would be like to be president of Widener University?
Well now you can seize the day – one day to be exact -- to sit in the corner office of Old Main. And students, faculty, and administrators will call you, Madam or Mister President.
For one day during the spring semester, President Harris will swap roles with you as you become “President for a Day.”
That’s right -- President Harris attends your classes and takes on your obligations as a student while you run the university for a day.
Since his arrival on campus, President Harris has provided a leadership experience for ambitious students.
Here’s how it works: first, apply. Then you'll present a plan to a committee. Once chosen “to be the president,” you attend all the meetings and events that the president would usually attend in a single day. By the end of your day as president of Widener University, you’ll propose a plan that benefits the Widener community.
All undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Applications will be e-mailed to students during the application period and will also be available in hardcopy to be picked up in the Office of the President, located on the first floor of Old Main.
On the left, President Harris in class in place of Anna Miller during President for a Day in 2012. On the right, Miller poses with Jessica Prince, a member of Widener's Advancement team, at Miller's ice cream social.
Do you know these “retired presidents" of Widener?
- Anna Miller '12
- Bonnie Zwissler '11
- Doug Shultz '10
- Jay I. Bechtel '09 Mechanical Engineering
- Isnard Estriplet '09 Management Information Systems
- Danny Gilligan '07 Creative Writing
- Shana DeRosa '06 Communications
- Mary Kleban '05 Biology
- Arthur Kalemkarian '04 Electrical Engineering
- Amy Lauren Gatto '03 International Business & French
APPLY HERE if you would like to serve as the 2013 President for a Day.