Simpson University Hosts ASPIRE Leaders Luncheon
For Immediate Release
Dr. Tony Baron, an internationally recognized speaker, writer and consultant from Azusa Pacific Seminary in San Diego, spoke on “Transformative Leadership: The Next Stage for Servant-Leaders.”
The luncheon included ASPIRE alumni and students, as well as Redding community leaders, law enforcement, business owners, former ASPIRE deans, ASPIRE faculty, and others.
Dr. Baron talked to audience members about how to lead for the sake of others, challenging them to develop good community and practice integrity. He noted that the most important thing he does as a leader is “to become a bearer of hope,” encouraging, inspiring and equipping others.
The School of Adult Studies (ASPIRE program) has graduated nearly 3,500 North State adults during the past 25 years. It offers bachelor’s degrees in business management, liberal studies, psychology, and organizational leadership, with online and weeknight on-campus class options.
Dr. John Burlison, dean of adult studies and online programs, said he was pleased with the event, which he hopes will become annual.
“The focus of future Leaders Luncheons will be professional development and networking with local business leaders,” he said.
For more information on ASPIRE, visit simpsonu.edu/aspire.
(Top) Dr. John Burlison, dean of adult studies and online programs at Simpson University, introduces the guest speaker at the March 19 ASPIRE Leaders Luncheon. Photo by Mark Buschgens
Dr. Tony Baron was the featured speaker at the ASPIRE Leaders Luncheon on March 19 at Simpson University. Photo by Ryan Belong
Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.
Contact: SU Public Relations