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DWU welcomes new McGovern Center director

Alisha Vincent

Dr. Alisha Vincent is the new director of the McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service and assistant professor of leadership at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, DWU announced this week.

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The university said in a news release that Vincent, a rural Chamberlain native, is attempting to “revitalize the leadership and public service major at DWU with new opportunities to engage students in applying classroom learning to meet real-world needs.”

“George McGovern cared deeply about engaging people in opportunities to make a difference,” Vincent said in the news release. “I am honored to be a part of an institution of faculty, students and community members who are dedicated to carrying out George’s legacy of service.”

Prior to joining DWU, Vincent served in higher education and as a nonprofit consultant. She recently founded a global nonprofit organization called Esperance Institute, the mission of which is to help under-educated adults acquire occupational skills and career assistance through short-term educational classes.