Author, business mogul to kick off leadership speaker series

New leadership series opens with Justin Jones-Fosu Jones-Fosu_speaker nov 1_crop

Oct. 24, 2017 La Grande, Ore. — The Center for Student Involvement at Eastern Oregon University announced a new leadership speaker series, and will welcome its first speaker Nov. 1.

Author and business mogul Justin Jones-Fosu will share his extensive research and leadership experiences at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 in Hoke Student Union Building, Room 339.

His talk, the first of three scheduled throughout the academic year, offers ideas to transform average leaders into awesome ones. Tim Mousseau and Leslie Nwoke feature in January and April to share their experience and insight with the EOU community.

“We recognize the importance of learning from other leaders who have first-hand experience and knowledge of what our students will face upon graduation,” Le Bailey, director of student involvement said. “To help better prepare our students, we wanted to offer a series that highlights various components of leadership development and assists them in achieving their success.”

Jones-Fosu served as president of three campus organizations, a fraternity leader and a member of the Student Government Association Executive Board. He recently published “Finding Your Glasses: Revealing and Achieving Authentic Success,” which challenges the reader to live based on their core values.

Jones-Fosu gained leadership experience at three Fortune 500 companies, as well as by consulting with individuals and small business on strategy, leadership, diversity and organizational development. In 2008, Jones-Fosu was named as one of Ebony Magazine’s Young Leaders on the Rise.

To learn more, visit eou.edu/csi/leadership-speaker-series. All events are free and open to the public.


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