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Seton Hall launches Buccino Leadership Institute

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The Buccino Leadership Institute launched this fall with 83 students from around the world selected for the inaugural class.
The Buccino Leadership Institute launched this fall with 83 students from around the world selected for the inaugural class. - ()

Seton Hall University has launched the Buccino Leadership Institute, a four-year certificate program focused on strategic development, the South Orange-based university announced Thursday.

The institute was launched this fall and 83 high-caliber students from around the globe were selected for the inaugural class.

Students attend weekly leadership science classes, work with mentors, and take part in a variety of one-on-one leadership coaching sessions with professionally certified coaches. In addition, they will attend a variety of workshops as well as participate in a number of significant internship opportunities and field trips highlighting leadership in the real world.

Seton Hall has appointed retired Lt. Col. Bryan Price to serve as founding executive director of the institute. Price has served at multiple levels of command, ranging from leading combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to serving as an associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

The institute is based on seven essential pillars of leadership development: character, civic engagement, change management, ceaselessness, collaboration, conflict management and courageous communication. The institute honors Seton Hall alumnus Gerald Buccino '63, founder of financial advisory and business turnaround services.

Seton Hall’s Stillman School of Business has dedicated 20 years to teaching leadership development to its business students, including the Buccino Center for Leadership Development, which served as the catalyst for the new institute.

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