President Hanson speaks to Nebraska LEAD

March 14, 2016, 11:30 a.m. CDT
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Peru, Nebraska– Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State College, was the keynote speaker at the Carl Albin Spader Leadership Luncheon during the Nebraska LEAD 34 Class’ final seminar on Friday, March 11. Hanson was invited to speak about his leadership experience and titled his speech, “Ripples of Leadership.”

Hanson said, “Achieve excellence by doing the ordinarily extraordinarily well; communicate your vision; and be gritty (both passionate and persistent) about your vision . . . and the ripples of this class’s leadership will become currents of progress building stronger communities, a stronger state and a stronger nation in ways you cannot imagine.”

Nebraska LEAD 34 fellows, their spouses, Nebraska LEAD staff including LEAD Director Dr. Terry Hejny and guests from the agricultural community were in attendance. Dr. Hanson was escorted by his wife, Elaine.

The Leadership Luncheon is named for Carl Albin Spader, the grandfather of Sheryl Snyder. Sheryl and Larry Snyder are the founders of Snyder Industries in Lincoln.

The Nebraska LEAD Program began 34 years ago to develop agricultural leaders from Nebraska’s future generations. The constant changes that occur in agricultural policy, marketing, economics and technology point to the need for strong leaders to advocate for the heart of Nebraska’s economy–agriculture. Now in its third decade of forming pioneering agricultural leaders, LEAD has evolved into one of the nation’s premier agricultural leadership development programs.

Anyone interested in learning more about Nebraska LEAD should visit or contact Shana Gerdes at or 402-472-6810.


Dr. Dan Hanson speaking to Nebrsaka LEAD

Dr. Dan Hanson speaking to Nebrsaka LEAD


Dr. Dan Hanson speaks to Nebraska Lead

Dr. Dan Hanson speaks to Nebraska LEAD



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About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.  Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs.  Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region.  Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.