Arthur J. Lendo Featured in Inside the Minds

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Arthur J. Lendo Featured in Inside the Minds

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Philadelphia, March 23, 2009 -Arthur J. Lendo, president of Peirce College, will be a featured author in the next issue of Inside the Minds, an acclaimed series on business leadership by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business. He joins an all-star cast of 12 CEOs, who were chosen based on their business experience and standing within the professional community. This issue publishes this month.

In his essay, "Embracing Innovation and 21st Century Technology: A Transformational Leadership Study," Dr. Lendo focuses on the effects of globalization and technology on changing student needs in higher education, using the example of his successful transformation of Peirce College into a leading-edge global institution.

"Dr. Lendo is a visionary leader," said James J. Mergiotti, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "He has a deep understanding of the shifting requirements in higher education and tremendous insight regarding future workforce and economic development."

Inside the Minds enjoys significant praise within book publishing circles. Each chapter takes a future-oriented look at where an industry or profession is going, while addressing issues important for its future success. Previous Aspatore authors include C-Level executives from GE, Coca-Cola, FedEx, American Express, 7-Eleven, IBM and Duke Energy, as well as executives from over half of the Global 500 and top 200 law firms.

Dr. Lendo has served as president at Peirce for the past 18 years and his tenure places him among the most experienced college presidents in the United States. During his presidency, Dr. Lendo led a transformation at the college, more than tripling enrollment.

Most notable accomplishments under Lendo's stewardship include: a charter change to four-year baccalaureate status; record fundraising levels; and the creation of Peirce Corporate College and Peirce Online. The latter has resulted in the College's reach extending from regional to national and international levels as it now serves degree-seeking students from 39 of the 50 states and numerous foreign countries.

Dr. Lendo's published work includes a major policy paper at Oxford University regarding asynchronous online learning. He is also a featured author in ExecBlueprints - an online publication published by Aspatore and subscribed to by C-level executives. His paper, "The PDP: The Secret to Our Institutional Success," is in the most recent edition, "The Engaged Employee: How the CEO Can Increase Workforce Commitment," which can be viewed at He will retire on June 30, 2009.

Aspatore Books is the largest and most exclusive publisher of C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies and law firms. Aspatore annually publishes a select group of C-Level executives from the Global 1,000, top 250 law firms (Partners & Chairs), and other leading companies of all sizes. For more information on the Inside the Minds Series, please visit

Peirce College was founded in 1865 as Union College and is one of the oldest business colleges in the United States. It was established to provide returning Civil War veterans with the business acumen and skills to reap the economic benefits of the burgeoning industrial revolution. In the same spirit, Peirce welcomes today's women and men to its programs so that they may effectively compete in the 21st century global economy.

Peirce College offers bachelor's and associate degree programs in Business, Healthcare, Information Technology and Paralegal Studies. Peirce College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104 (phone: 267-284-5000). For more information about Peirce College, call 1.888.467.3472 or visit

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