Leadership Program Honors FHU Chancellor

APRIL 29, 2013

Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes, a national leadership-training program, recently honored Dr. Milton Sewell, chancellor of Freed-Hardeman University. Sewell received a lifetime service award and was named the Honorary Convention Director before 2,200 attendees at the National Convention in Orlando, Fla.


“Dr. Sewell has long been a special friend and strong ally of Lads to Leaders,” said Roy Johnson, Executive Director of Lads to Leaders. “Dr. Sewell and Freed-Hardeman University have given thousands of Christian young men and women the opportunity to benefit from a Christian education by offering scholarships based on their participation in Lads to Leaders.”

Johnson added, “In this and many other ways, Dr. Sewell is a dear friend of Lads to Leaders.”

Sewell served as president of FHU for 18 years before beginning his role as chancellor in 2008. Sewell has also served as president of Mars Hill Bible School in Florence, Ala., as well as vice-president of institutional advancement and planning at FHU. He and his wife, Laurel, reside in Henderson.

Founded in 1968, Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes is the oldest and largest leadership training program used by churches of Christ. Beginning with a group of eight boys, it has grown to include more than 20,000 boys and girls in its programs, according to the program’s web site.