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Creighton Sponsors Annual Nebraska Lead Conference

Creighton Sponsors Annual Nebraska Lead Conference

For more than two decades, Creighton University has partnered with the Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education Action Development) Program to hold an annual conference on social issues. This year, the conference will be held at Creighton’s V.J & Angela Skutt Student Center’s Mutual of Omaha Ballroom Thursday afternoon and Friday, March 4-5; as well as various other locations in Omaha. Attendance is by invitation only.

Creighton presenters include: Maria Teresa Gaston, director, Center for Service and Justice, University welcome; Jozef Welie, M. D., associate professor, Center for Health and Policy and Ethics, ethical reflections on end-of-life; Donald Frey, M.D., vice president for Health Sciences, rural health care; David Crawford, archivist, history of Omaha and Creighton University; and Ernie Goss, Ph. D., Jack MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics, Nebraska’s rural economy.

By having Creighton host this annual conference on social issues, it has afforded the University the opportunity to showcase several programs and professors over the years and continue the state-wide dialogue on social issues.

Other organizations participating include Christian Urban Education Service (CUES), YWCA, Siena Francis House, Child Protective Services, the Omaha Police Department and Boys Town, to name a few. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle will welcome the group to Omaha.

The Nebraska LEAD program was started in 1981 by the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council who recognized the need for a non-partisan, non-political organization to promote the future leadership of agriculture. The purpose of the program is to speed up the leadership development process through exposure to a broad array of topics, issues and concerns, to better prepare the problem solvers, decision makers and spokespersons for the industry of agriculture in the State of Nebraska. The program is supported by Nebraska colleges, universities, businesses, organizations, industries and individuals throughout the state.

For information on applying for acceptance to the Nebraska LEAD Program, seel their website at or contact them at 402.472.6810.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.