Upcoming Events

“Character, Policing, and Community Trust” Presented by Matthew Bostrom, Ph.D.

Dr. Bostrom, president of the Center for Character-Based Initiatives, began his law enforcement career in 1982. He served with the Saint Paul Police Department as Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Senior Commander, Chief of Staff, and Assistant Chief of Operations, and retired as Ramsey County Sheriff in 2017. He holds doctoral degrees in Public Administration from Hamline University as well as Criminology from the University of Oxford. The hallmark of his service as sheriff was a focus on increasing the level of trust between the community and police officers by hiring for character and training for competence. This event will be held virtually and is open to all. For more information, contact cve@smumn.edu

“Sport, Virtue, and Excellence” Presented by William Thierfelder, Ed.D.

Dr. Thierfelder, president of Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina, earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in sports psychology and human movement from Boston University. He is a licensed psychologist, a two-time NCAA Division I All-American, former NCAA Division I coach, and former member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Sports Psychology Registry. This event will be held virtually and is open to all. For more information, contact cve@smumn.edu

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