Commencement Slated for May 10, Pioneer of Leadership Training to Speak
Spring Commencement Ceremonies at Penn State DuBois are planned for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium. The public is welcome to attend. Craig L. Pearce, a Penn State DuBois alumnus and pioneer of shared leadership and scholarship practice will offer the commencement address.
Pearce is the founding Director of the Deloitte Leadership Institute at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, Turkey. He was formerly the Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria and was the Donald Clifton Chair in Leadership and the Director of the Institute for Innovative Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, he worked with Peter Drucker at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management.
He received his B.S. with Honors and Distinction in Management and a minor in Psychology (1987) from Penn State, his MBA in Management (1988) from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Management and Organization (1997) from The University of Maryland-College Park.
Dr. Pearce is also a co-founder of an agricultural biotechnology company and an active keynoted speaker and consultant to business organizations including American Express, Behlen Manufacturing, British Bakeries, Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America, Land Rover, GEICO Insurance, Panda Restaurant Group, Rayovac, Pickering Foods, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, The Rouse Company, Rover Cars, Serono, SK Group Korea, and SmartScan Imaging.