New organization promotes leadership

With an entire student body, faculty, staff, and thousands of alumni who all believe Northern Kentucky University is the finest institution around, why not start a club geared towards proving it?

Chaz Edwards, junior communication major, created Community Ambassadors. This new student leadership organization is focused on promoting NKU, he said.
Qualified students will have the opportunity to play a part in bettering both the community and the university, all while making connections and building their future careers. Edwards wants members to participate in community and state events, meet with leaders in the community, state and government and proudly represent NKU everywhere they go.

“We might try to go down to Frankfort monthly or bimonthly to talk to legislators and let them know we’re here,” said Edwards, eagerly sharing plans for current and future members.

Freshman SGA senator and nursing major, Zackary Drake, expressed his interest in the new organization.

“I do back this organization up and everything they believe in doing and will support them in becoming a top organization that people will want to join,” Drake said. “I hope that campus officials see what I see in the organization and will be willing to help out however they can.”

By working with NKU’s Office of Government and Community Relations and SGA, Edwards had the chance to recruit and spread the word to a few groups who are already trying to make NKU the best it can be.

“To promote NKU, you have to have the students, the people that are being affected,” he said. “Community Ambassadors is for everyone on campus.”
While everyone is invited to apply, members are expected to maintain a strong GPA, be committed to both the university and organization in helping fulfill goals and showing pride, and to be honest and trustworthy.

For more information about Community Ambassadors or joining the organization, contact Chaz Edwards at