The President’s Blog


My Spring Convocation Chapel Message


If you passed by the gates of Hannibal-LaGrange University on Thursday, August 17, most likely you witnessed the arrival of new students to campus. As those anxious new students and sentimental parents drove onto campus, they were greeted by HLGU President Dr. Anthony Allen, and his wife Stacy. From there, the new students were led …

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Serving Together: Relationship between Board of Trustees and President

Recently, the board of trustees met on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University for their bi-annual full board meeting. It was a particularly eventful time punctuated with some important highlights: faculty/staff picnic, dedication of renovated dorm space, and approval of budget and capital campaign. Many university boards meet and leave without much fanfare, except for an …

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Educational Leadership Essentials: Encouragement

Creating a culture of encouragement is vital to any organization.  A culture of encouragement intentionally adds value to people while also expecting excellence in all things. I have discovered over the years that there is no such thing as accidental achievement. Everything worth having, or that is accomplished, is costly and requires great effort.  As …

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