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Brudney Honored at Cornia Lecture Series

Another renowned scholar was honored at the third annual Gary C. Cornia Lecture Series hosted by the Romney Institute of Public Management.

Jeffrey L. Brudney, the Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, was this year’s recipient of the award.

Jeffrey L. Brudney
Jeffrey L. Brudney addressed students and faculty on uniting universities and communities.

“Even though I don’t have the pleasure and honor of knowing Gary Cornia, everyone who is associated with him says the best things about him as a scholar and a person,” Brudney says. “So being affiliated with him in any way is a peak professional achievement, one of which I’m very appreciative of.”

Brudney addressed BYU Marriott MPA students and faculty on how universities can improve relationships in their communities.

“It’s our responsibility as universities and institutions in our respective communities to move beyond outreach of engagement and take the lead by implementing new approaches and assuming accountability for community-engaged learning outcomes,” Brudney said.

Jeffrey L. Brudney with Romney professor Eva Witesman at the Cornia Lecture Series.
Jeffrey L. Brudney with Romney professor Eva Witesman at the Cornia Lecture Series.

Brudney holds affiliate appointments in the Center of Philanthropy Studies at Universität Basel and the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the leading academic journal in nonprofit studies. He has also served as a member of the Expert Advisory Board for the United Nations Volunteers Programme and succeeding editions of the State Of The World’s Volunteerism Report. 

During his visit at BYU, Brudney enjoyed seeing how students integrate ethics and appropriate behavior when exercising management, and it’s professionals like Brudney who are influencing students to use that integration in their work.

“I hope to adapt the overall character and service mindset of Dr. Brudney,” says Danielle Duffy, a second-year MPA student from Phoenix, Arizona. “BYU’s motto is ‘Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve,’ and I think he’s the perfect recipient of this award because he exemplifies that.”

The BYU Marriott School of Business prepares men and women of faith, character, and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. BYU Marriott has four graduate and ten undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.