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Leadership lived – Brand University of Illinois Springfield

Michael Lotspeich ‘16

Hometown: Bradford, IL
Majors: Sociology & Political Science
Future Plans: Earn a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and teach in higher education.

Michael Lotspeich

As a student-athlete on the UIS cheerleading squad, Michael Lotspeich knows what it means to be passionate and involved. Determined to learn more about rural identity and education policy, Michael partnered with the Center for Academic Success to complete an Applied Study Term with the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. He brought knowledge of equity and opportunity in education back to UIS where he now gives classroom presentations as an inQUEERy Peer Educator— combatting homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism through innovative activities and workshops.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.