Kenneth A. Shaw, chancellor emeritus and current leadership professor at Syracuse University , will present the West Virginia University Neil S. Bucklew Lecture in Higher Education Administration at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Blaney House. His address is titledCreating and Maintaining a Change Oriented Culture.

Recently retired as the 10 th chancellor of Syracuse University , Dr. Shaw served as a university president for nearly 30 years. Prior to joining the administration at SU in 1991, he was president of the University of Wisconsin System , president of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, chancellor of the Southern Illinois University System, and vice president and dean of the university at Towson State University .

Shaw is the author of over 40 articles and two books that focus on higher education and the important skills needed for leadership. He published his first book in 1991,The Successful President,and a second in 2005,Intentional Leadership.

In 2003, he earned the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s District II Chief Executive Leadership Award. He earned the NCAA ’s Silver Anniversary Award in 1986, and has received honorary degrees from eight universities. He was recently recognized by authors Fisher and Koch as one of the nation’s top entrepreneurial presidents in their most recent book on the subject.

Born in Granite City , Ill. , Shaw earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Illinois State University in 1961, a master’s of education degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1963, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1966.

The March 2 speech by Shaw is free and open to the public. Reservations are preferred by calling Ginny Peterson at 293-7072.

The Neil S. Bucklew Lecture Series in Higher Education Administration was endowed by Tom and Jean Clark in 1998, and has featured speakers such as University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg ; former president of Major League Baseball’s American League and former WVU president Gene Budig; and Dr. Steven Beering, president emeritus of Purdue University .

Dr. Bucklew served as WVU president from 1986-1995. He is now a faculty member in the WVU College of Business and Economics.