Concordia's semiannual Leadership Series on the Wisconsin campus is going virtual this month, allowing access to Concordians and community members wherever they may be.


This semester, the series features a dialogue between Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas and university president Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD.

“A Leader Standing in the Crucible of Life: A Conversation between Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas and Concordia University President Patrick Ferry,” begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, October 22. Discussion will include their leadership styles, managing in crisis, and how faith plays into that.

Registration for this free webinar, available right up to the start of the event, is required by providing your name and preferred email address so a Zoom link can be sent.

Elected Milwaukee County’s 65th sheriff in November, 2018, Lucas chose a career in law enforcement at a young age following an encounter with a police officer which showed him the authority they hold. In a career spanning 25 years with the Milwaukee Police Department where Lucas started as a police aide, he served as the department’s public information officer and as a district commander before retiring at the rank of captain.

Prior to becoming sheriff, the Marquette University criminology and law studies graduate had a 17 year career as Major League Baseball’s Chief Liaison of Security & Investigations for then Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig, helping to safeguard and secure the integrity of high profile events like All-Star games and the World Series. A Milwaukee native, Lucas and his wife reside in Milwaukee.

PNC Bank will again be the presenting sponsor of Concordia University’s long-standing Leadership Series on the Wisconsin campus, a signature event held each spring and fall that recognizes and encourages ethical leadership principles and provides networking opportunities for business and community leaders in a dynamic, Christian environment.

Details at a glance

For more details or questions, email Senior Director of Advancement Services Michelle Buss or call 262-243-4337.

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