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USU seeks leadership center named after Covey

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Utah State University officials are trying to raise funds to launch a leadership center named after Stephen Covey, who died earlier this month of complications from a Provo bicycle accident.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Utah State University officials are trying to raise funds to launch a leadership center named after Stephen Covey, who died earlier this month of complications from a Provo bicycle accident.

Covey, author of the best-selling "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," was appointed as the first presidential chair in leadership at USU's Jon M. Huntsman School of Business in 2010.

Covey, who was a professor under the appointment, donated his salary back to the school to go toward establishing a Stephen R. Covey Center for Leadership.

Executive Dean Kenneth Snyder of the business school says it'll take donations of at least $10 million to launch the center, and the facility would serve as "a legacy to the life and work" of Covey.

Covey died July 16 at age 79.

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