Saint Peter’s University to Host Leadership Event Featuring Steve Madden

Event Made Possible Through a Partnership with Hudson County Community College and the National Society of Leadership and Success

Jersey City, N.J. – March 6, 2020 – The Saint Peter’s University chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) has partnered with Hudson County Community College (HCCC) chapter to sponsor an event featuring legendary fashion designer Steve Madden on Tuesday, March 10 in The Duncan Family Sky Room of the Mac Mahon Student Center at Saint Peter’s University. The event is free to all Saint Peter’s and HCCC students, alumni, staff and faculty and will be streamed live to NSLS chapters nationwide. 

In 1990, with a mere $1,100 in the bank, Steve Madden followed his intuition and set out to create the next big thing: a footwear company able to anticipate consumer needs and subsequently deliver collections that were both cutting edge and highly saleable. Today, Madden whose eponymous company is currently worth over 3 billion dollars believes in educating young people on avoiding the mistakes he made. Madden will share with attendees the importance of never selling oneself short, avoiding shortcuts and how one’s past doesn’t have to define the future.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to welcome Steve Madden to our campus to impart his wisdom and experience with our students, the students of HCCC and all the members of our college communities,” said Jan Reimer, M.Ed., director for leadership and engagement for The Center for Leadership, Engagement and Orientation at Saint Peter’s University. “This event would not be possible without our affiliation with The National Society of Leadership and Success and we look forward to more opportunities for programming and partnerships in the future.”  

This event is the sixth installment of the 2019-2020 multi-speaker broadcast series sponsored by the NSLS. The NSLS’s Speaker Broadcast series, which reaches more than 700 college campuses each month during the academic year, is designed to support the NSLS’s overall mission of building leaders who make a better world.

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Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.

The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The NSLS offers interactive broadcasts with the nation’s best speakers, training in goal setting, and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals.  The NSLS has chapters on more than 700 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 1,000,000 members. For more information, please visit


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