Leiseys in the News
Outstanding Video featuring Chris Leisey of the Sacramento Fire Department
and son of Evan and Patricia Leisey of Colorado
Article in Village Voice
"A Portrait of Service and Sacrifice"
- Al Leisey, Jr.
Please turn to pages 8, 9, and 10.
On May 15, 2019, Don Leisey was inducted into the West Chester University of Pennsylvania's College of Education and Social Work Wall of Honor.
The following is the inscription that appears on the plaque on the Wall of Honor at the College:
Donald E. Leisey '59
Few educators have experienced opportunities to practice their profession in as many different ways as Dr. Donald E. Leisey '59 has accomplished.
After graduating from West Chester State Teachers College with a B.S. in Education, Don served in public and private education in Pennsylvania,
California and Japan as a teacher, lecturer, principal, business manager, assistant superintendent, superintendent of schools, owner and executive
director of private schools. Dr. Leisey earned a M.A. degree from Villanova Univ. in 1962, a Certificate in School Business Administration (1972) and
Doctorate in Education from the Univ. of Southern California (1973).
As an educational entrepreneur, he organized and managed ten companies, including twenty-two private schools, a chain of five educational retail
stores, including catalogue and internet sales, and real estate partnerships leasing properties to educational organizations. He is the co-author of
THE EDUCATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR, MAKING A DIFFERENCE and has been the Executive Director of the International Academy of Educational
Entrepreneurship since 2000.
At WCU, he has served on the Foundation Board and the Advisory Council to the Dean of the College of Education and Social Work. WCU recognized
Dr. Leisey through the Distinguished Alumnus Award (1982), 3E Founders Award (2009), the Presidential Medallion for Service (2011). and was the
commencement speaker in 2011.
Dr. Leisey attributes his education at WCU as the "launching pad" for providing numerous opportunities to work with dedicated educators and other
outstanding individuals in assisting him over the years in providing quality educational programs, materials and facilities to enhance learning opportunities
Presented on May 15, 2019
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