The Lytle Center for Faith and Leadership Development is an emerging resource for ACU students to enhance their interpersonal skills as well as grow in their faith.
Initially organized by former COBA Dean Richard Lyle, his namesake program hosts Thursday chapel weekly where majors from outside the College of Business are encouraged to attend and participate.
The Lytle Center hosted a complimentary picnic Thursday, to culminate its premier year. Accompanied by free Eddie Murphy’s Pizza, assorted drinks and games, as well as the companionship of professors and students alike, the picnic was a outstanding climax to that first year.
In speaking with students and faculty, the Lytle Center not only helps students develop their own personal leadership brand, but also brings in guests to show how others in the community have done just that. One major guest this semester was Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams.
The Lytle Center is open to all majors because leadership doesn’t just pertain to business. Leadership is a personal brand everyone builds according to their own personal goals and aspirations, regardless of desired career path. Having the tools to lead effectively and understanding the thought process of those being led is crucial to being a good leader. The Lytle Center infuses these tools in the minds of those who choose to participate.
These tools are incorporated in the curriculum of the various branches of the LC. Leadership Summit, Lytle Chapel and the Distinguished Speaker Series. These outlets provide students with the tools and examples needed to use and model their own leadership brands after, not only here at ACU, but in the lives of those who take advantage of this opportunity.