Chris Myers Asch with the U.S. Public Service Academy

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Chris Myers Asch with the U.S. Public Service Academy


Chris Myers Asch

11.11.2008
OK Radio host Lynne Norton speaks with Chris Myers Asch with the U.S. Public Service Academy. Chris shares more about how this undergraduate institution will develop our next generation of public sector leaders.



How will the U.S. Public Service Academy address the urgent need for our next generation of public service and nonprofit leaders? How did Sen. Hillary Clinton put the U.S. Public Service Academy on the map? What qualities make an ideal public servant?


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Interview Highlights
:44 – The U.S. Public Service Academy’s mission
1:54 – Differences of Academy compared with universities and colleges

3:56 – The urgency and impact of the Academy

6:20 – Inspiration for The U.S. Public Service Academy

8:15 – Benefits for people considering going into public service

10:32 – Qualities of a public servant

11:59 – Support of Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Arlen Specter and other key influencers

14:18 – OK If? If Chris could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts what would it be?…


Chris Myers Asch

U.S. Public Service Academy

A native of Washington, D.C., Chris Myers Asch is a graduate of Duke University with a Ph.D. in American History from the University of North Carolina. He taught elementary school for three years in Sunflower, Mississippi, as part of Teach for America/AmeriCorps and one year in Taejon, South Korea, with the William J. Fulbright program. He co-founded the Sunflower County Freedom Project in 1998 and served as Executive Director until launching the U.S. Public Service Academy in 2006. He is a 2007 Echoing Green Fellow. Asch is married to Erica Seager, and the couple has one daughter.

Website: The U.S. Public Service Academy