Clayton State University Assistant Professor of Nursing Charlotte Swint was recently accepted into the 43rd class of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Clayton program.
Leadership Clayton is a premiere leadership development program that focuses on education on and enhancement of Clayton County. It is one of the biggest in the Southern Crescent.
A native of Riverdale, Swint applied for the program with home in mind and heart in hand. “I was raised in Clayton County, and I want to give back to the community that helped to give me a good foundation,” she explains.
Volunteer work is important to Swint, who has participated in service projects around metro Atlanta. She has served as the faculty advisor for the university’s Alternative Winter Break program for the last two years and has worked as a volunteer consultant for Community Consulting Teams of Atlanta for the last three years.
As an advocate of community service Swint was excited to apply for a program in the community where she grew up, “I think it is important to work with colleagues in our community to identify issues that are important for the community and to collaborate to develop potential improvements.”
During the program Swint hopes to “learn about issues that are important in Clayton County.” She also looks forward to, “contributing to the group project that our team will create and implement.”