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Friday Forums Presents “Daring to Transcend”

An Unedited Version of Courageous Leadership

June 6, 2023 @ 3:30 pm 4:30 pm MDT

What comes to mind when you envision a courageous leader? Better yet, what does a leader look like, sound like? How do they act? And what position do they hold? Courageous leadership can take many forms—and brave leaders, in particular, can come in every shape; they may or may not be wealthy; some are well known while others are known only by a few; and some have high-ranking status while others have a more modest rank.

In this special edition of Friday Forums, “Daring to Transcend,” Dr. Nelson E. Soto, president of Albizu University and New Leadership Academy alum, will discuss how the most remarkable leaders are known for their bravery, courage, and acts that rise above any obstacle to exert influence and generate impact.

Please join us in person at the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Moot Courtroom or virtually through a link shared during registration. An in-person reception with Dr. Soto will follow his remarks (4:30 – 5 p.m.) for those in attendance.

ASL interpretation will be provided and auto-captions will be available. All requests for event access support and other questions or concerns may be directed to


Daring to Transcend: An Unedited Version of Courageous Leadership

June 6, 2023
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. MT
Moot Courtroom + Virtual

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Nelson E. Soto

Nelson E. Soto, PhD

Albizu University

Dr. Nelson E. Soto is the sixth president of Albizu University.

Dr. Soto is a visionary leader, with a focus on enabling and encouraging change. He is deeply committed to ensuring that all individuals, no matter their background or circumstances, have access to higher education and the opportunity to improve their own lives and those of their families. As a strategic leader, the central underpinning of his values and professional experiences is promoting justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Currently, Dr. Soto serves on the New Leadership Academy Advisory Board and is a member of the Higher Learning Commission, Institutional Action Committee (IAC). In addition, he has served on the Hoxworth Blood Center Community Advisory Board, Harvard Business Publishing Advisory Board, Cengage Private Sector Advisory Board, Pearson Service-Learning Board, and was chair of the Harrison College Military Advisory Board. Dr. Nelson E. Soto is a Board Member Emeritus and founding board member of Maryssa’s Mission Foundation (MMF).

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