Anderson: Covey addition emphasizes importance of innovative, ethical leadership

Best-selling author Stephen R. Covey, an internationally recognized authority on leadership, was welcomed to the Utah State University Wednesday as a tenured, full professor in the Huntsman School of Business and the first Jon M. Huntsman Residential Chair in Leadership.Covey met with the school’s faculty and then was scheduled to be the Dean’s Convocation speaker at a forum attended by both the campus community and the public.Huntsman School of Business Dean, Douglas Anderson, says Covey’s presence will give the school added momentum as it continues to emphasize the importance of innovative, ethical leadership.”Our intention is that it will be a center that will convene,” Dean Anderson explained, “where we will convene scholars and researchers and students and practitioners of leadership, to come to talk about and learn about and share the most important, most effective principals that allow people to make great contributions and be of great service to the organizations that they work within.”On KVN’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Anderson said Jon M. Huntsman, who donated $25 million to USU’s School of Business in 2007, said at the time that he would help fund two presidential chairs. He confirmed that USU administrators are now searching for a Huntsman Chair in Economics and Finance.

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