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Press Release for Friday, October 31, 2014

UNF Leadership Series Features Times-Union Editor Frank Denton

Jessica Barber, Public Relations Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192

The University of North Florida’s Taylor Leadership Institute will conclude its Leadership Speakers Bureau series, “Writing YOUR Success Story: The More Resolute the Drafts, the Better the Story,” a dynamic series that honors the UNF Reads! book selection, “Outliers: The Story of Success.” The final presentation will feature Dr. Frank Dentonat 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Building 58W, UNF Student Union Auditorium, Room 2704.


Denton, Florida Times-Union editor and vice president for journalism at Morris Communication, will share from his 50 years of journalism experience, including his recent stint as a panelist for the 2014 Florida Gubernatorial Debate.


“Dr. Denton’s nuanced expertise in journalism and politics brings a rich tapestry for our students to witness and emulate,” said Dr. Annabel Brooks, Taylor Leadership Institute director.


In a presentation, moderated by Dr. Paula Horvath, UNF senior Communication instructor, Denton will discuss how journalism, when practiced with a strong sense of social responsibility, creates dialogue. He will share insightful examples that illustrate how leaders demonstrate resilience in the face of contrasting views, strong criticisms and conflicts of interest. 


Participants are invited to attend a reception, catered by Jason’s Deli,the Taylor Leadership Institute’s community partner, immediately following the presentation.


This Leadership Speakers Bureau event is free to attend. To register, visit the website . For more information, contact Alison Noonan, events planning coordinator, at .


The Leadership Speakers Bureau offers attendees a unique, face-to-face experience with leadership-centric speakers with esteemed backgrounds, motivating stories and illuminating question-and-answer segments about leadership.


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.