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Joe Sestak to Lead Seminar in Ethical Leadership at Cheyney University This Semester

August 27, 2012

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students attending the seminar “Special Topics: Ethical Leadership” this fall will have a unique educational experience on campus. Co-taught by former Congressman Joe Sestak and Cheyney University professor, Dr. Bradley Jay Buchner, the 400-level course combines sociology and political science to explore topics of leadership in the current sociopolitical environment. Held on Wednesdays from 6-8:30 pm, the course is of great relevance in this election year. Spaces are still available for interested persons who would like to register, including visiting students from other institutions and non degree-seeking students can enroll through the continuing education program. To enroll, contact Admissions at 610 399-2275. The first class begins on August 29.

Born and raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Sestak graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974. He served 31 years in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of 3-star Admiral. After retiring from the Navy, Sestak was elected to Congress to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, where he served through 2010. According to the Office of the House Historian, Sestak is the highest-ranking former military officer ever elected to office in either branch, where he served in the Armed Services, and the Education and Labor Committee, and as Vice Chairman of the Small Business Committee. 
 
While in the Service, Joe received a Masters in Public Administration, and a PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.
 
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania President Michelle Howard-Vital commented, "When I think about Joe Sestak, former Admiral, Congressman, and Harvard Ph. D. teaching at Cheyney University, I can only imagine the richness of the course content and the lively dialogue that will ensue in classes and in out-of-class dialogues.  Our students are in for a treat!"
 
Brad Buchner, Professor & Chair of the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Cheyney University, is excited for his students. "This course provides an opportunity for Cheyney students to know and learn from someone who has served at the highest levels of two of our most important social institutions - the Military and the US Government,” he said.