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Thompson Named to Leadership Greenville Class

Dr. H. Paul Thompson Jr., dean of College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, is one of 57 participants selected for the 44th class of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville (LG) program. Participants were selected based on a thorough application process including essays, professional resume, and community involvement.

According to the Chamber’s news release, LG is the Chamber's premier 10-month leadership development program designed to help develop informed, committed, and qualified leaders for Greenville County. By taking an intensive look into the issues affecting the area, LG prepares and motivates participants to provide quality, dynamic leadership. The program has graduated over 2000 alumni since 1973, many of which have served in key positions, including school board, city and county council seats, members of Congress, judges and business leaders.

“I am continuously seeking ways to refine my leadership skills. I know several [Leadership Greenville] graduates who speak very highly of the program,” says Thompson.

Thompson is the first NGU employee to participate in this long-standing and respected leadership program in the Greenville community.

“I think it is a sign of how things are changing at NGU. No longer will our light be ‘so far out on a mountain top’ that no one can see it,” he says.

LG class topics include: history & economy, local government, justice, state government, education, culture and community. In addition to the classes, the program experience offers uniquely designed tours and workshops. Visits to Springwood/Richland Cemetery, Textile Tour, and the Perry Correctional Center as well as workshops on "The Art of the Conversation" and "Leading Diverse Communities" will be offered. Program graduation will take place on May 17, 2018.

Thompson says that one of the benefits of the program is the local networking. He hopes to meet people and make connections that he can leverage to the benefit of NGU students in terms of internships and employment.

“There may be organizations with which we can creatively partner to mutually advance our respective institutional missions. All of these things will generally boost the image of NGU in the Greenville community, and benefit the entire university community.”


               

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