At convocation on Friday, Aug. 27, students of UMHB were challenged to let God’s light shine through them as they become leaders of their own lives and of the world.
The Speaker, Dr. Donald E. Wesson, is the chief academic officer of Scott & White Healthcare and a professor of medicine and dean of the Temple Campus of Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Wesson has accomplished much in his lifetime and continues to strive to be a leader.
Wesson acknowledged the fact that though he holds several leadership positions whether in work or in his family life, he believes the role God has laid before him can be difficult at times.
“I struggle with leadership in my church. But I most struggle with leadership in the world, and I will tell you that is where the real demand is,” he said. “This world needs leadership, and that’s a part of the mission of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.”
Wesson went on to compare the leadership that Jesus showed when performing the first miracle of turning the water into wine. The fact that Jesus exemplified leadership, service and faithfulness through the miracle, Wesson said He is a leader in the lives of humans.
“Jesus is concerned about our own individual affairs. He is concerned about the affairs of the community. He is concerned about the affairs of the country.”