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Former Indiana State president to speak about service leadership at event

November 2, 2011

Former Indiana State University president John Moore will speak about service leadership during an upcoming event at ISU.

Moore will deliver his keynote speech, "Lessons Learned from Exemplary Leaders," on Nov. 17 in the ninth floor dining room of the Hulman Memorial Student Union. The Servant Leadership in Action event starts with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Moore's speech at 12:30 p.m., and then panel and roundtable discussions that will feature Bob Baesler, owner of Baesler's Market; and Danny Tanoos, superintendent of the Vigo County School Corp., among others.

"We hope that those attending will come away with a better understanding of what servant leadership looks like operationally and how this style of leadership benefits an organization and its people," said Bev Bitzegaio, director of outreach and student career support in ISU's College of Technology and one of the event organizers.

The panel includes members from different backgrounds, so that people attending the event can see the various ways the panelists use "servant leadership effectively in their lives and in their work," she said. Carole Yaw, associate professor of human resource development and performance technologies, will moderate the discussion. The panelists also will answer questions from the audience.

"We have invited a variety of leaders to serve on the panel as a way of getting different perspectives of servant leadership," Bitzegaio said. "The panel will focus on ways they have used servant leadership principles in their work and community."

Moore is currently the president and senior associate of Penson Associates, Inc. He is the founder of the ISU Alliance for Servant-Leadership and has published extensively on university presidential leadership.

People can choose which sessions to attend, but the event is limited to 56 people, so those attending the entire day's events will be given preference. The event costs $18 to attend, and registration information can be found at www./

Indiana State University president emeritus John Moore

Contact: Bev Bitzegaio, director of outreach and student career support, College of Technology, Indiana State University, 812-237-3575 or

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or