Covey to join USU business school faculty

by | Feb. 19, 2010

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Internationally recognized authority on leadership and best-selling author Stephen R. Covey is joining Utah State University's faculty as a tenured, full professor and the first incumbent of the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership, established last year.

The appointment of Covey, best known for his book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," comes at the launch of a drive to develop funding for a Stephen R. Covey Center for Leadership, which is intended to bring together students, scholars and practitioners of leadership from around the world while showcasing Covey's works.

"Because of its deep commitment to the long-term promotion of universal, timeless principles of success in life and business — principles such as integrity, trust and service — I'm absolutely thrilled to associate myself with the Huntsman School," Covey, 77, said in a statement released Thursday by USU. He said the leaders and faculty at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business "just seem to get it."

Business Dean Douglas D. Anderson said the addition of Covey to its faculty is great news for students. He said it will give the school added momentum as it continues to emphasize the importance of innovative, ethical leadership.

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