Heard on Campus: Reflections on leadership, diversity in entertainment

Seth Williams

Philadelphia District Attorney and Alumni Fellow Seth Williams with Abington senior Quintara Tucker.

Credit: Regina Broscius

A recap of thoughts and ideas from notable visitors to Penn State Abington last week:

"Not enough people think about what it takes to be a leader. Should we cultivate leaders or hope it organically works out? I think as a society we need to train people to be leaders. I consider myself a student of leadership, and I learned more from observing poor leaders than good ones."

-- Seth Williams, Class of 1989, Philadelphia district attorney and Penn State Alumni Fellow, gave a leadership address to students in Abington's Civitas Victus Dictio Honor Society.

Palmer Enfield

Producer/director/writer Palmer Enfield

Credit: Maria Narodetsky

"One of the things we have to ask is why do we not see more women and diversity in the television and film industries? What can we do to change that? The only way you can become something is if you see it. If you don't see a reflection of yourself in movies, you'll never think you'll become it. It's important for writers and creators to continue taking these risks when developing characters."

-- Producer/director/photographer Palmer Enfield spoke at Women In Demand and On Demand, a Women's History Month Event featuring Abington alumnae working in television and film.