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Character Development is Topic of March 16 Presentation

Publish Date: 3/9/2010

March 9, 2010

MANSFIELD, PA— “How Can We Develop Leaders of Character?” will be the topic of a Mansfield University Leadership Lecture Series presentation by Thomas Lickona on Tuesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. in Manser North Dining Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Lickona is a developmental psychologist and professor of Education at the State University of New York at Cortland, where Thomas Lickonahe has done award-winning work in teacher education and currently directs the Center for the Fourth and Fifth Rs (Respect and Responsibility).

He is also co-director of the Smart & Good Schools Initiative. In addition to his duties at Cortland, Lickona has also been a visiting professor at Boston and Harvard Universities.

A past president of the Association for Moral Education, Lickona serves on the Board of Directors of the Character Education Partnership and the advisory councils of Character Counts Coalition and Medical Institute for Sexual Health. He is a frequent consultant to schools on character education and a frequent speaker at conferences for teachers, parents, religious educators, and other groups concerned about the moral development of young people.

For more information on the Leadership Lecture Series and other leadership initiatives at Mansfield University, check online at

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