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Mayor Kay Barnes to Join Park University, Lead New CenterBy Summer A. Evans - April 4, 2007 - 10:15 am
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In this new role, Mayor Barnes will lead Park's effort to establish a Center for Leadership in Public Affairs and she will teach leadership, communication and public affairs courses in the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs (HSPA).
"Park students will have the distinct privilege to learn from a professor who exemplifies the best in public service and servant leadership," said President Beverley Byers-Pevitts, Park University. "Mayor Barnes brings proven leadership to the development of Park's newest Center."
The Center for Leadership in Public Affairs will equip learners with the skills to advance leadership for the common good in both local and global arenas, and will develop students' leadership and service abilities to apply to a global business community.
The vision and mission of the new Center, including the details regarding its activities, will be established by the Founding Director, the Honorable Kay Barnes, and include:
As the 54th Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Barnes has served the Kansas City community for the past eight years.
"I'm excited about this opportunity to immediately become part of the Park University team. Park has a great tradition which began in Northwest Missouri, spread throughout the Midwest and is now recognized as a national leader for Online degree programs," said Honorable Kay Barnes, Mayor, Kansas City, Mo.