Peer Leadership Consultants (PLC’s) are a diverse group of students who serve as ambassadors for the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC).  PLCs provide assistance to all KU student organizations and communities by providing services, programs, and resources necessary for positive leadership growth and development of KU student organizations and other on-campus student groups. As ambassadors of SILC, PLCs can be found assisting individual students in getting connected and involved in student organizations and leadership opportunities.  Our PLCs also assist with tabling opportunities in order to connect directly with future and new Jayhawks as they explore a variety of involvement opportunities.  PLCs will also be coordinating the 2017 Blueprints Leadership Conference to be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Facilitation/Presentation Topics:

  • Group Dynamics
  • Day-to-day operations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication
  • Organizational structure
  • Goal Setting
  • Leadership Styles
  • Time Management

For more information, please fee free to email the PLCs at

Meet Your Peer Leadership Consultants:

Rebeka Luttinger

Year: Senior

Major: Journalism 

Minor:Jewish Studies

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Student Groups: Rock Chalk Revue, KU Chabad, Peer Leadership Consultants

Favorite Leadership Experience: My favorite leadership moment has definitely been attending LeaderShape! LeaderShape is this phenomenal retreat offered to student leaders on campus. Not only did I extend my network on campus, but I also learned so many amazing leadership skills that I will take with me forever!

Vuong Nguyen

Pronouns:  He/Him/His

Year: Junior

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Visual Art

Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam

Student Groups: Residential Peer Advisor (Undergraduate Advising Center and Ellsworth Student Housing), Honors Program, Publicity Director/Graphic Designer for the Association of Computing Machinery, Peer Leadership Consultant

Favorite Leadership Experience: My favorite leadership experience at KU is the Leadership Challenge of the School of Engineering. The two-day program gave me opportunities to learn more about leadership through interactive tasks while networking with many industrial employers.

Elyse Pendergrass

Year: Junior

Major: Applied Behavioral Sciences and Pre-Occupational Therapy

Minor: Leadership Studies

Hometown: Topeka, Kansas

Student groups: Honors Program, University of Kansas National Society of College Scholars, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Future Leaders in Healthcare, Pre-Occupational Therapy Club, Center for Community Outreach, Peer Leadership Consultants

Favorite Leadership Experience: My favorite leadership experience at KU has been being a part of Future Leaders in Healthcare and learning how to collaborate and use interprofessional skills to not only prepare to be a better leader and listener in the field of Occupational Therapy, but also build great friendships with other students that are just as passionate about healthcare as I am!


Year: Sophomore

Major: Political Science and International Business-Finance

Hometown: Anthony, Kansas

Student Groups: Phi Alpha Delta - Pre-Law Fraternity, American Constitution Society at KU Law, Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity founding father, Mock Trial, and Peer Leadership Consultants.

Favorite Leadership Experience: My favorite leadership memory is creating and developing the young republicans. Being able to coordinate with Congressmen and Senators helped prepare me and other students for our future endeavors. Also with creating this organization, I was able to work on a Presidential campaign and gain even more leadership experience. Being able to help other students grow in themselves and on campus is a rewarding venture. I have also enjoyed creating Success Solutions, Inc. because it has been a unique business and program to help students define leadership in themselves, at work, and in the school! Every opportunity to lead is another opportunity to succeed here at KU!

Vincent Bailey

Year:  Junior

Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Minor:  Business

Hometown:  Hays, Kansas

Student Groups:  Peer Leadership Consultants, Theta Tau Co-Ed Professional Engineering Fraternity, SELF Engineering Leadership Fellows, Formula SAE Jayhawk Motorsports Club

Favority Leadership Experience:  My favorite leadership experience here at KU has been conducting the role of Pledge Marshal in my professional fraternity, Theta Tau.  I find it extremely engaging to work as a teacher and a guide.  The position has helped me to practice what I enjoy most, which is helping others reach their goals!

Hannah Proffitt

Year: Sophomore

Major: Geophysics

Hometown: Anthony, Kansas

KU Involvement: Peer Leadership Consultants, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Geology Club, Geophysics Club, AAAC Tutor

Favorite Leadership Experience: Being a part of the Freshman Leadership Council last spring and learning what it takes to be an effective leader to my peers.

Liam Ormiston

Hey there! My name is Liam Ormiston and I'm a sophomore studying Computer Science with a minor in Communication Studies. During my freshman year, I got involved with the KU Rock Climbing Club and the Association for Computing Machinery. With this balance of an academic club and a non academic club, I was immersed in new experiences while making important connections with upperclassmen in my major. Over the summer I was an Orientation Assistant and now I am currently a Resident Assistant for Templin Hall!

Bethan Piggott

Year: Sophomore

Major: Pre-Nursing

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Student Groups: Delta Epsilon Mu, Freshman Leadership Council, Peer Leadership Consultants, Pre-Nursing Club

Favorite Leadership Experience: My favorite Leadership Experience was freshman leadership council, I really enjoyed getting to foster my leadership skills and make connections I wouldn’t have been otherwise able make. 











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