USF to present lecture on Pope Francis and Leadership


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF to present lecture on Pope Francis and Leadership
Author Chris Lowney coming to the University of Saint Francis to speak about the leadership style of Pope Francis

(January 22, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is welcoming author and speaker Chris Lowney to present “Leadership Lessons of Pope Francis” as part of USF’s Servus Omnium lecture series. This event will be held at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street, on Tuesday, February 17 from 7 – 9 a.m.

A former Jesuit seminarian, Chris Lowney later served as a managing director of JP Morgan & Co. on three continents. He currently chairs the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of America’s largest healthcare/hospital companies, which comprises approximately 90 hospitals in 18 states. He is the author of four books, including the best-selling Heroic Leadership, and most recently, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads.

The event will begin at 7 a.m. with a blessing and opening prayer from Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese. This will be followed by a Mardi Gras Breakfast Buffet and Chris Lowney’s presentation will begin at approximately 7:45 a.m.

For additional information, contact Dr. Lance Richey, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at 260-399-8112 or

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tables can also be reserved in advance for $80 per table. Corporate sponsorships are available as well. Visit for more information.


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.


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