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U of M, Crookston Business Management Instructor Eric Burgess Presents Research at Conferences
November 5, 2007

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Eric Burgess, business management instructor
Eric Burgess, business management instructor at the U of M, Crookston
CROOKSTON, Minn. (November 5, 2007) – University of Minnesota, Crookston faculty member Eric Burgess presented research at two conferences this fall on effective leadership and improving student learning. Burgess is a business management instructor in the Business Department at the U of M, Crookston.

Burgess was invited to present his research titled “Effective Leadership: Applications for Higher Education” at the Fort Hays State University annual Business and Leadership Symposium in Fort Hays, Kansas, in late September. The purpose of the Business and Leadership Symposium is to provide a forum for exchanging ideas, identifying emerging trends, learning new approaches, and examining issues related to business management and leadership. Fort Hays State has held the symposium since 2005.

At the Association of Business Schools and Programs regional conference, Burgess presented a paper titled “Improving the Effectiveness of Student Learning and Development Programs and Processes: A Strategic Choice for Higher Education.” The conference was held in London, Ontario, Canada, in October. 

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Burgess is currently working on his doctorate at the University of North Dakota in educational leadership. He served on the U of M, Crookston campus Higher Learning Commission Steering Team, the Strategic Positioning Task Force Committee and is the advisor for the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team and Black Student Association. Burgess is a member of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and Minnesota Business Educators, Inc.

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