The Leadership Development Program Executive Committee is a student committee comprised of LDP members that meet on a weekly basis throughout the semester to enhance their involvement in the LDP community and network with fellow members. Students earn points toward their required 200 co-curricular points to complete the program as they participate on the committee through  influencing the activities of the LDP, serving as a mentor for new LDP inductees, providing service opportunities for LDP members, and being an ambassador to the LDP and student leadership at Rider.

Executive Committee Goals for the Year

As a committee, we aim to be more productive and expansive with our events not only within the organization, but campus-wide. We hope to create more relationships with the university and have the organization more widely recognized not only for its credentials, but it’s assets to the community.

  1. Grow as a team through team-builders, leadership activities, and executing events.
  2. Host & Participate in at least 2 social, skill-building, and/or community service events each semester
  3. Facilitate Member Involvement and Teamwork through Events such as
    1. Writing letters to soldiers
    2. TASK Utensil Wrapping
    3. Organized Leadership Movie and Trivia Nights
  4. Conduct Group Check-ins to allow students to work with their peers to view their progress and steps needed to succeed
  5. Proactively Engage/Involve/Support LDP members, campus organizations, and community organizations through friendly competition and team work
  6. Develop as leaders by seeking opportunities to grow and to help others

How can the LDP Executive Committee help you?

If you are in need of LDP support, have an idea for an event you’d like to see happen, or would like to join the committee, please contact

Meet the 2014–2015 LDP Executive Committee:

Morgan Benedetti, Biology, Minor: Criminal Justice, 2017
David Eggert, Elementary Education & Psychology, Minors: Special Education & Early Childhood Education, 2018
Melissa Goldberg, Elementary Education & History, Minor: Special Education, 2018
Amanda Pepe, Global Supply Chain & Marketing, 2018
Liam Piscetelli, Behavioral Neuroscience, 2017
Jessenia Tantalean, Accounting, 2017
Natalie Taptykoff, Marketing & Advertising, 2016

Keira Aukamp, Graduate Assistant-LDP, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2018