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Lira Named to KCVS Advisory Council

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The KCVS Advisory Council provides guidance and subject-matter expertise to define the mission and advance the goals of the Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies. We are honored to welcome Dr. Leonard Lira to our team.

Leonard Lira

Leonard Lira, PhD

Dr. Leonard L. Lira is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Political Science at San Jose State University.  He teaches Public Administration at the graduate level in the MPA program and Political Science at the undergraduate level.   His current research effort is on collaboration and its impact on organizational performance and Veteran studies and policy.  He retired from the US Army in 2017 after 28 years of military service.  While on active duty he served in several positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic level.  Prior to retiring, he was the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the Army University where he also taught Strategic and Operational Studies, Enterprise Leadership and Management for ArmyU's Army Command and General Staff College and the Army Management Staff College.   Len is also a Faculty Fellow for the SJSU Veterans Resource Center, where he advises Veteran and Military connected students for the University.


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