Student Center for Public Trust

Students at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics have almost 30 unique student groups that they can choose to join. In each installment of this series, an executive member of one of these student groups will share their first-hand experience choosing, participating in and eventually leading their group.


Daniel Powell, Class of 2021 finance and operations management major, is the president of the Student Center for Public Trust at the Lerner College. Powell shared why he joined the Student Center for Public Trust, what makes this group unique and more!


Lerner: When and why did you choose to join this student group?

Powell: I joined this student group as a freshman. A close friend of mine founded this club at UD and got me attached to it.

Lerner: What is the mission/goal of your student group?

Powell: The mission of this group is to provide students with the knowledge of business ethics and to lead to possible networking connections.

Lerner: When and where does your student group meet and approximately how many members do you have?

Powell: We have approximately 30 members and we generally meet over Zoom now due to the pandemic. We meet about four times throughout the semester.


Lerner: What is your best memory from this student group?

Powell: My best memory from this group was becoming an executive member and making decisions with close friends of mine.


Lerner: What is unique about your student group?

Powell: Our student group is unique because it has students with a wide variety of majors.


Lerner: What has been your proudest moment leading your student group?

Powell: Proudest moment of leading this student group was giving students the opportunity to get involved in RSOs and enhance their resume for post-undergrad.


Lerner: What are your goals for the future of your student group?

Powell: My future goals for this group is to have more guest speakers with various lessons and experiences.


Lerner: How has your student group helped you grow?

Powell: It has helped me become more of a leader and work with other executive members in executing our mission together.

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