UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE NO. 26-11
WEST POINT NAMES NEW LEADERSHIP CHAIR – July 28, 2011
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Jim Collins, a renowned leadership and management educator, has been appointed as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point.
As a noted leadership thinker, author and speaker who will engage students and faculty in seminars and lectures during his two-year tenure, he will offer a unique perspective for cadets as they prepare to become the next generation of leaders for the U.S. Army. “It will be a tremendous privilege to contribute to the leadership development of cadets and to the study of leadership at West Point,” said Collins.
Collins began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colo., where he now conducts research and teaches executives from the corporate and social sectors. He holds degrees in business administration and mathematical sciences from Stanford University, and honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado and the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
He has authored or co-authored five books and his work has been featured in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. His most recent book, HOW THE MIGHTY FALL: and Why Some Companies Never Give In, was published in 2009.
Previous Chair appointees include: the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University men’s basketball coach and Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts and President and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute.
The West Point Class of 1951 established the Leadership Chair to advance the study and practice of leadership at West Point through interaction with cadets and faculty.
About West Point
The U.S. Military Academy is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering, it consistently ranks as one of the top colleges in the nation. A pre-eminent leader development institution, its mission remains constant – to educate, train and inspire cadets for careers of professional service to the Army and the nation. For more information go to www.westpoint.edu.