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Leadership and Community Development Expert Speaks June 1 at Appalachian

050504grisham.jpgBOONE–Vaughn Grisham, director of the McLean Institute for Community Development and professor of sociology at the University of Mississippi, will be the presenter for the Speakers Series on Tuesday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center at Appalachian State University. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Grisham is the author of four books on leadership and community development. He has also written more than 100 articles, produced and directed two films, and is a nationally known speaker who has worked in leadership and community development in more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces.

He has received numerous awards and recognition at the University of Mississippi, including Outstanding Professor and Citizen of the Year in Lafayette County, Miss.

In addition, Grisham will speak at the Lord Auditorium in downtown Asheville on Tuesday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

The Speakers Series is an on-going educational program of Appalachian in partnership with the Asheville Downtown Association, NC Division of Community Assistance, AdvantageWest, Quality Forward and HandMade in America.

Funding for this year’s program is provided by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (through the NC Division of Community Assistance), the Asheville Downtown Association, and HandMade in America.

For more information call Dr. Garry Cooper in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning at (828) 262-7051.