International Day of Peace

The United Nations declared today as an International Day of Peace. September 21st, only 10 days after 9-11, we all can reflect on our role in creating peace in our own circles of influence. As I attend the launch of a new Peace, Justice and Conflict Transformation program at my institution I’m inspired by the speakers who challenge us to watch our words, and thoughts, as they put either positive or negative energy into space. So hey, what will you do to pursue peace today?

Published by Dr. Michael D. Anthony

I currently serve as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL. I served as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Louisville and Loyola University in Chicago, IL. In order to expand my life's work beyond my day-to-day job, I started my own consulting work in leadership and diversity in 2008. I completed my Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development at the University of Louisville, where I also earned my Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from North Carolina State University. A native of Charlotte, NC I am passionate about leadership development, organizational change, and the ability of effective leaders to transform their communities. During my professional career I have made it my personal goal to be a strong and vocal advocate for students, faculty, and staff, and have a life-long vision to empower others to affect positive change in their community. I live in Rochester, MN.

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