Graduate Studies Blog

What's the future of nonprofit and civic leadership in the Ozarks?

By Dr. Regina Waters on June 21, 2017

Community leaders will come together on Monday, July 31 to share their thoughts on the future of nonprofit and civic leadership in the Ozarks. Panelists will examine the importance of collaboration in the service of enhancing the quality and equity of life in our region as well as the knowledge and skills needed for successful leadership of today's nonprofit and civic organizations. 

The roundtable takes place 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Reed Auditorium of the Trustee Science Center (corner of Drury Lane and Chestnut Expressway). Panelists include:

Amy Blansit, Founder, Drew Lewis Foundation at the Fairbanks

Barbara Brown, Executive Director, Child Advocacy Center

Phyllis Ferguson, Zone 1 Member, Springfield City Council (*tentative)

Brian Fogle, President and CEO, Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Debi Meeds, Executive Director, United Way of the Ozarks

Dan Prater, Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Drury University

Mark Struckhoff, Executive Director, Council of Churches of the Ozarks

The event is part of the capstone experience for the Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership program. Launched in January 2016, the initial student cohort will earn their degrees in August 2017.

For more information, contact Dr. Charles Taylor, program director:  (417) 873-7391 or ctaylor@drury.edu.