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Ethics and Leadership


"Ethics and Leadership" was the topic of a Mansfield University Leadership Lecture Series presentation by John and Christine Cavanaugh.

John Cavanaugh serves as the chief executive officer of PASSHE, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, which operates 14 universities including Mansfield, with a combined enrollment of nearly 117,000 students.

Christine Cavanaugh is director of training and professional development for the division of development and alumni relations at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

The Cavanaugh’s are co-authors of the book Aging in America, which was published in December, 2009.

American Hero Ali Soufan Delivers Fall Commencement Address


Ali Soufan, former FBI Agent and a leading US Counter Terrorism Investigator, made his way back to his alma mater, Mansfield University to deliver the Fall Commencement Address. Listen to this Podcast

Is Franchising For You?


Dennis Miller speaks with franchise business consultant Lou Laveton. Laveton draws on his experience as a franchise owner, developer, mentor and consultant to answer questions on what franchising is and how to find the right franchise to invest in.

Is Leadership Acting?
One person's reflection of the journey.

Recently I was asked to reflect on my journey through leadership in the Pennsylvania Leadership Program (RULE), an extraordinary program for professionals in Pennsylvania.  Read more.

Ethics Reform in Higher Education

By Peter A. Keller, Provost

The meltdown of our financial system was preceded by a more significant collapse of confidence in the ability of American institutions to act with integrity...

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Obama the Orator Episode 1 - Dr. Vernon Lapps, a retired professor of speech and communications at Mansfield University, offers some insights into President elect Barak Obama's Oratory skills. Mansfield University Public Relations Director, Dennis Miller and Dr Lapps discuss Obama's style and delivery.
Obama the Orator Episode 2 - A discussion between Dennis Miller and Dr. Vernon Lapps continues in Part two of Obama the Orator. The discussion contains analysis of Barak Obama's oratory skills and how it may have helped pave his way to the White House. Rhythm, pace, delivery and dialect are topics of discussion as well as comparison to one of the great 20th century orators. Hosted by Christie Martin.
Obama the Orator Episode 3 - Mansfield University Public Relation Director Dennis Miller and Dr. Vernon Lapps continue their discussion of President elect Barak Obama's speech skills and what role it played in the election process. In Part 3, Dr Lapps also gives insight into the communication skills of Ronald Reagan and Martin Luther King Jr.

Talking With Tomorrows Leaders Episode 1 - We talk with Mansfield University's Senior Communication major Sharon Thomas who was recently named Student Commissioner to the Governor's Advisory Committee on African American Affairs in Pennsylvania.

Talking With Tomorrows Leaders Episode 2 - We talk with Elizabeth Lloyd, a junior biology major and president of Mansfield University's Environmental Club.

Talking With Tomorrows Leaders Episode 3 - Eric Bohannon, a senior broadcast and journalism major, discusses his leadership activities on campus, his experiences at Mansfield University, and his family. Eric was recently named the Communication and Theatre department's Outstanding Communications Student.

Jay Sidhu on Leadership and Success


Jay Sidhu, CEO of Sidhu Advisors and former chairman and CEO of Sovereign Bank Corp, talks to Mansfield University students, faculty and staff about dreams, leadership and success.

President Loeschke's Inaugural Address - President Loeschke outlines her vision of Mansfield University's future during her inauguration address,Friday, March 30, 2007.

The 10 H's of Leadership, Conversations with Maravene Loeschke Episode 1 - This is episode one in which the Mansfield University president talks about her 10 words beginning with H that deal with different aspects of successful leadership. In a world facing a leadership crisis, this show will be of interest to current and future leadership and makes an excellent classroom presentation. Episode one includes her thoughts on her first five works beginning with H.

The 10 H's of Leadership, Conversations with Maravene Loeschke Episode 2 - In episode 2 the Mansfield University president discusses the last five words beginning with H that deal with the different aspects of leadership. She uses as examples of role models Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie. In a world facing a leadership crisis, this show will be of interest to current and future leadership and makes an excellent classroom presentation

Conversation with MU President Maravene Loeschke - President Loeschke talks about leadership initiatives,programs and directions now and over the next three years.

Listen to "Why Rural Students Make Good Leaders"

Read "Why Rural Students Make Good Leaders" - by Maravene S. Loeschke

There is a perception in America that we have a leadership crisis. The title of Lee Iacocca’s new book, for example, is Where Have All The Leaders Gone?

But Mr. Iacocca’s title asks the wrong question. To get good leaders, we need to change how we think about leadership. It is not something someone else does. In fact, there is leadership potential in most people...

Organizations to Empower

In 2007 MU students Mozart Guerrier and Meg Olney created organizations to help empower students on and off campus.  In this podcast they talk about why they started the groups, their goals and experiences.

Dr. Dennis Murray on Leadership

Mansfield University psychology professor Dr. Dennis Murray spent years studying leadership in all its forms. He shares some of that knowledge in this podcast.

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