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King University News :: University of Tennessee’s Professor of Higher Education Administration and Policy Studies to Speak at King

Grady Bogue, author and professor of Higher Education Administration and Policy Studies at the University of Tennessee Knoxville will speak at King on Monday, Sept. 17 at 9:15 a.m. in Memorial Chapel as part of the Buechner Institute Lecture Series.  

“Grady Bogue is truly an asset to higher education,” said Dr. Rob Littleton, vice president for Student Affairs for King.  “His vast professional experience equipped him with a depth of knowledge, leadership, and wisdom.  These wonderful tools have been put to use to impact the lives of many graduate students as professor of Leadership and Policy Studies at The University of Tennessee for the past 20 years.  Dr. Bogue provides real life examples to his students that challenge them to consider their own personal decision-making and moral principles. He is an exemplary teacher.” 

In addition to teaching, Bogue has written nine books, including “Leadership Legacy Moments,” “Quality and Accountability in Higher Education,” “Exploring the Heritage of American Higher Education,” “Leadership by Design,” and “The Evidence for Quality.”  He has published more than 60 articles in such journals as the Harvard Business Review, Leader to Leader, and the Journal of Higher Education.  Bogue also writes the bimonthly column, “On Leadership,” for the Knoxville Business Journal 

Bogue has been professor at the UT since 1991.  Prior to his appointment at UT, he served in higher education administrative appointments at campus and state level: chancellor of Louisiana State University in Shreveport (1980-1991); interim chancellor of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (1989); associate executive director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission (1974 - 80); and on the administrative staff at the University of Memphis for ten years (1964 - 1974), his last position as assistant vice president for Academic Affairs.  He was an instructor of physics with the U. S. Navy from 1961 - 1964, and served as a communications electronics officer with the U. S. Air Force from 1958 - 1961. 

Dr. Bogue received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1957, Master of Science degree in 1965, and Doctor of Education in 1968 from the University of Memphis.  In 1968, he was named a distinguished alumnus of the University of Memphis.  Bogue has been a consultant on planning and evaluation, assessment and accreditation, and leadership and governance to a wide range of colleges and universities, state level agencies, and corporations.  He has participated in exchange travel to China, France, Germany, and republics in the former Soviet Union and has delivered papers at international meetings in France and Hungary. 

Dr. Grady Bogue will present “The Dangerous Gift: Honoring Heritage and Renewal in Collegiate Transformation” in King’s Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 9:15 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Dale Brown at 423.652.4156 or visit