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GSC President Kirk A. Nooks to Deliver Welcome Address to Chair Academy's 28th Annual International Conference

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Gordon State College President Dr. Kirk A. Nooks will deliver the welcome address as The Science of Leadership the Chair Academy’s 28th Annual International Leadership Conference opens in Atlanta today.

The Conference is at the Sheraton Atlanta  and continues through Friday. Gordon State is serving as host of this year’s event.

“We are honored to partner with the Chair Academy as host of the 28th International Leadership Conference,” said Nooks. “The Chair Academy creates an opportunity for participants to grow and learn about the many ways we can develop our leadership skills to match the changes.”

Conference Keynote Speakers include Barry Posner, professor, researcher, co-author of The Leadership Challenge;

Britt Andreatta, speaker, researcher, author of Wired to Connect, Wired to Grow, and Wired to Resist;

John Hope Bryant, speaker, author of How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class and LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World.

The featured speaker is Clifton Taulbert, Freemount Corporation, author of Eight Habits of the Heart.

Gordon State will be among the many schools presenting at the conference.

 GSC Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs C. Jeffery Knighton and Wendy Byrd, director of human resources, will present on “The Highlander Leadership Academy:

Breaking Down Silos, Building Up Leaders” Wednesday morning. Nooks will present “Breaking Down the Mystery of Institutional Fit: The Executive Search” on Wednesday afternoon 

 The Chair Academy’s mission is to design and promote world-class training programs and services to advance academic and administrative leadership for higher education and organizational leaders globally to promote positive change.

For more information on the Conference, visit