Kephart Chase Receives Certificate of Graduation for Pennsylvania Rural-Urban Leadership Program

Halee Kephart Chase of Brisbin was presented with a certificate of graduation by Dr. Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of Penn State Extension. (Provided photo)

STATE COLLEGE – Halee Kephart Chase of Brisbin was presented with a certificate of graduation by Dr. Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of Penn State Extension, at commencement ceremonies held in State College recently for the Pennsylvania Rural-Urban Leadership Program, RULE, of the Penn State Extension.

The keynote speaker was the Deputy Secretary Community Affairs and Development for the Department of Community and Economic Development, Rick Vilello.

Kephart Chase is one of 25 Commonwealth residents to complete the two-year RULE Program, a leadership development course based at the Penn State.

Through a series of study institutes held across the Commonwealth, RULE allows fellows representing a broad cross-section of Pennsylvania to blend their diverse backgrounds and experiences while exploring leadership theory, communications, economics, public issues, government affairs and other related areas. 

Since the early 1970’s, Penn State has provided leadership programs dedicated to educating and empowering leaders in rural and urban Pennsylvania. RULE is one of 44 such programs in the world, and it is recognized for its global impact and regional outreach. 

There is an exponential influence, a multiplier effect for the graduates and current students of RULE who share a common thread for making a positive difference.

RULE’s purpose is to encourage and foster the development of community leaders from all segments of Pennsylvania.

The program of study is bolstered by its partnership with Penn State connecting RULE with cutting edge leadership research. Underscoring the entire program are the core values that encourage diversity in the resolution of public issues.

RULE is a partnership between the public and private sectors.  The program is funded by individual participants, sponsoring organizations, private and public contributors, the Pennsylvania State Legislature, the Department of Community and Economic Development, Pennsylvania State University and Penn State Extension.

RULE is currently recruiting for RULE Class XVII, which will commence in December of 2017. If you are interested in more information please contact Tara Homan at tls32@psu.edu, or call 814-863-4679.

 

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