Event Detail

CGU Interim President Joe Hough: Moral Leadership and the Common Good

Monday, November 09, 2009


Moral Leadership and the Common Good 





Program begins at 6:45 pm in the Athenaeum
385 E. 8th St.
Claremont, CA 91711-6420

The Athenaeum welcomes the new interim president of Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Joseph C. Hough, Jr., to speak on a matter close to the heart of CMC’s mission – leadership.

In his lecture, Dr. Hough plans to explore the moral foundations for leadership. He says that in addition to one’s personal principles of morality that should support all forms of leadership, there is an urgent need today for leaders to dedicate themselves to addressing the common and public good.

Hough is actually returning to The Claremont Colleges after a long hiatus, as he served on the faculty of Claremont School of Theology and Chair of the Religion Department of Claremont Graduate School. He also acted as dean of the Claremont School of Theology from 1974 to 1987. He arrived in Claremont again after serving as the fifteenth president of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, where he is the William E. Dodge Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus. Prior to his position as president, Dr. Hough worked at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, where he was dean and professor of Ethics.

Dr. Hough is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. After completing his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University and Yale Divinity School, he earned a Ph.D. in Ethics from Yale in 1965. He is the author of numerous books, including Christian Identity and Theological Education; Beyond Clericalism: The Congregation as a Focus for Theological Education; Theology and the University; and Black Power and White Protestants, and he is the recipient of accolades such as the Joshua Award from the Jewish Federation Council for outstanding contributions to human relations and the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada, among others.

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