Frances Hesselbein, former chief
executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, will speak on leadership issues
at Lipscomb University Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in Allen Arena, 3901 Granny White Pike.
Hesselbein’s appearance is presented by Lipscomb University’s Center
for Leadership Excellence and is open to the public. Tickets are $20,
including dinner, and advance reservations are required. For information,
call 386-7653. The program is sponsored by the Caroline J. Cross Chair in
Family and Consumer Science at Lipscomb, and is associated with the
university’s Homecoming celebration.
Hesselbein is chairman of the Board of Governors of the Peter F.
Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, and served as its founding
president and chief executive officer from 1990 to 1998. She is also
founding chairman of the Board of Governors of the Josephson Institute for
Ethics, which is the parent organization of the Character Counts! Coalition.
Character Counts! Nashville, which has grown into a separate organization
from an initiative at Lipscomb University, is a member of the coalition.
Hesselbein was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United
States of America’s highest civilian honor, in 1998. The award recognized
her leadership as chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of America of the
USA from 1976 to 1990 as well as her role in leading social-sector
organizations toward excellence in performance through her work at the
Drucker Foundation. Her contributions were also recognized by former
President Bush, who appointed her to two presidential commissions on
national community service. Mrs. Hesselbein is editor-in-chief of the
quarterly journal Leader to Leader, and a co-editor of a book of the same
name. She also is a co-editor of the Drucker Foundation’s three-volume
“Future” series and “Leading Beyond the Walls,” the first book in the
foundation’s “Wisdom to Action” Series.
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