Victoria Harris, specialist in Career and Employment Services at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, has been selected to receive a 2016 Leadership Award from North County Inc. (NCI) at the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties Reception and Luncheon on Oct. 27.
This award is being given to individuals who are making a significant impact on North County through their profession and/or community involvement.
Harris has been active on campus and throughout the college in coordinating Career and Networking Fairs, employment workshops, organizing student welcome events and serving on several committees.
In the community, Harris participated in the FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders program. She also has been an active board member for the SoulFisher Ministries since 2014, and was named secretary in January. The SoulFisher Ministries responds to the needs of youth with incarcerated parents and promotes restorative justice for those currently and formerly incarcerated. She also serves as vice president of board and member development for the Gateway Career Services Association
Harris’ volunteer activities include serving as a career mentor with Epworth Children and Family Services’ XCEL program, designed to help students with career-related training, including job search, resume and interviewing skills. She also serves as a Leadership Giver with the Charmaine Chapman Society for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. For the past seven years, Harris has been a big sister to two young siblings through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.
Harris holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration/human resource management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
North County Inc. is an economic and community development association that works on uniting business and community leadership to collaboratively work to enhance the area’s quality of life, promoting business expansion and retention, supporting job creation, and marketing the benefits of living and working in North St. Louis County. Since 1977, NCI has served as the voice for North County, connecting people, ideas and resources for the betterment of the entire community.