Stephen R. Covey to join the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business announced Feb. 18 that Dr. Stephen R. Covey, an internationally recognized authority on leadership and a best-selling author, has agreed to join its faculty as a tenured, full professor at Utah State University and the first incumbent of the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership.

Dean Douglas D. Anderson called this great news for students at the Huntsman School of Business and predicted it will give the school added momentum as it continues to emphasize the importance of innovative, ethical leadership.

Dr. Covey is best known for his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” His books have sold more than 20 million copies in 38 languages and “Forbes” named the 7 Habits book one of the top 10 most influential management books ever written.

“Dr. Covey’s life’s work has been to teach principle-centered leadership and that is a key part of what we do here at the Huntsman School of Business,” Dean Anderson said. “We know the work we will do with him will leave a legacy in the lives of our students.”

The announcement, made in Salt Lake City by Utah State University President Stan L. Albrecht and Jon M. Huntsman, included news that the Huntsman School of Business is launching a drive to develop funding for a Stephen R. Covey Center for Leadership. Click here for more.

Related Stephen R. Covey news

The news about Dr. Stephen R. Covey coming to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business was announced at an event in Salt Lake City on Feb. 18. A video of the event and press conference will be posted online by Friday, Feb. 19, at noon. Watch it here. The event was streamed live to the USU campus where it was watched by students and faculty.

Dr. Stephen R. Covey will be a Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Dean’s Convocation speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 24. It will be held in the Orson A. Christiansen Auditorium, Room 215, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the George S. Eccles Business Building at USU. Dean’s Convocations are free and open to the public. Alumni and friends are especially invited to attend. Those who can not attend in person may view the convocation live at

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Photos of Stephen R. Covey by Sterling Morris