Dickinson State University’s Easton and Dragseth present at national TR conference

Dickinson State University’s Easton and Dragseth present at national TR conference

Dickinson State University (DSU) President Steve Easton and Debora Dragseth, provost and vice president for academic affairs at DSU, presented at the Roosevelt School and Global Service Institute’s Conference on Leadership and Service Thursday, October 21. The three-day conference, held at Long Island University, brought together a premiere gathering of global thought leaders and innovators to discuss the critical issues, lessons learned, and trends that will shape leadership and service in the 21st century.

Easton and Dragseth spoke on the topic Roughrider Leadership: Teaching global leadership with Theodore Roosevelt. “We presented our experience last spring teaching a course for Dickinson State University’s Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership scholars,” explained Easton. “The course examined a wide variety of contemporary examples of leadership styles with the intent to investigate their long-term application to a more global vision of leadership.”

“Zooming into Long Island for this conference was such a fun experience,” said Dragseth. “We are so proud of DSU’s former and current Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership students that were an integral part of our presentation.”

“It’s always fun to brag about our great Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program students,” added Easton.

Other speakers at Long Island University included such luminaries as General Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (retired), Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander of Europe; Jessica Lynch, Former Prisoner of War (POW); Tweed Roosevelt, School Chair and great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt; Ellis Cose, award-winning author and journalist; and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Former Maryland Lt Governor.


To learn more about the conference, visit https://liu.edu/conference-on-leadership-and-service. For information about the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program, go to www.dickinsonstate.edu/trhlp.