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Please join us on Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in BUS 111, for a special lecture with Kenneth Fisher (School of Humanities & Sciences alumnus) entitled: “Our Nation’s Wounded: Leadership Challenges in a Time of Austerity,” funded by the Jahn Family Civic Leadership Fund. 

Kenneth’s talk will center around the work of the Fisher House Foundation, how he uses his business background to run it, and how they stay "agile".  Kenneth will also discuss his role on the Presidential commission, the special projects they have done (i.e. the Fisher House in Great Britain), and their role in bailing out the government during the shutdown.  He will also offer some insight in dealing with the Pentagon as far as the FY'15 defense budget and sequestration and what challenges our military will face going forward. 

Kenneth is a senior partner at Fisher Brothers, based in New York City, and is part of the third generation of leadership, overseeing the leasing, management and marketing of more than five million square feet of class-A commercial space in Midtown Manhattan.  Ken is also Chairman & CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that constructs “comfort homes” for families of hospitalized military personnel and veterans.  He also serves as co-chairman of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, which welcomes nearly 1 million visitors every year.  

While visiting Ithaca College, Ken will also be meeting with the ROTC cadets.  The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is an officer commissioning program designed as a college elective that focuses on leadership development, management skills, ethics, and strategic planning. Students do not join the military by enrolling in ROTC courses; however, those who complete the ROTC program become commissioned officers.

In addition to supporting the Jahn Family Civic Leadership Fund, Robert Jahn Jr., Parent ’06, ’08, ’11, also established the Jahn Family ROTC Scholarship, for Ithaca College students enrolled in the ROTC program, and the Trevor W. Jahn ’06 Memorial Scholarship, a tribute to his son who was a fourth-year cadet in the ROTC program when he died in 2005.

The Jahn Family Civic Leadership Fund was established by Robert Jahn Jr. with the purpose of supporting the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Ithaca College through funding for curriculum development, a speakers program, or other programmatic needs that underscore and enhance the IC20/20 vision.

We hope you will join us for this very special discussion.

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