Entries by Kelly Kannwischer

Character or Personality

In her book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking”, Susan Cain opens by describing the cultural shift in American from a Culture of Character to a Culture of Personality.  The Culture of Character is defined as one in which people value honor, integrity, and modesty.  Heroes like Abraham Lincoln are revered […]


Have you read Switch?  Tell us what you think. This is the description of Switch from the website, heathbrothers.com “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard is the latest book by Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick, the critically acclaimed bestseller. Switch debuted at #1 on both the Wall Street […]

What is Advancement

I have the pleasure of serving Vanguard in the office of University Advancement. The first question people ask me is “what is advancement?”  That’s a great question.  Advancement refers to all the work that promotes and furthers the mission of the University.  Institutional advancement brings together marketing, public relations, alumni relations, fund raising, community relations, […]

Speed of Trust

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey Admiral Vernon Clark (Ret.), Vanguard University Trustee, recommended this book to the cabinet. As the Chief of the Navy, Admiral Clark proved to be a skilled and effective leader by building trust with officers and living a life full of integrity. […]

Welcome to the New Cabinet Blog!

Welcome to Forefront, the new blog of the Vanguard University Administration. The goal of this blog is to generate dialogue regarding the university’s mission and how it is lived out in community. The name, Forefront, was inspired by the word Vanguard, which is defined as the forefront in any movement, field, activity, or the like. […]