Howard Prince, II

Obituary of Howard Taft Prince, II

Brigadier General (Retired) Dr. Howard Taft Prince II Howard T. Prince II was born on March 9, 1941, in Lawton OK, to Howard Taft and Blanche Evelyn Bledsoe Prince. He was a graduate of the Belton High school class of 1958. Dr. Prince graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1962. He received his diploma from President John F. Kennedy, our 35th President, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and retired as a Brigadier General. Interment will be at The United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, his beloved school. BG Prince was an experienced educator and leader who held positions of increasing responsibility throughout a lifetime of public service. He was an experienced teacher who also has published widely on contemporary leadership topics and was the senior editor of BSL's first leadership textbook. He was active in promoting leadership education and leader development on the national and international levels for many years as a consultant and speaker. In 1996, the Association of Leadership Educators honored BG Prince with its Distinguished Leadership Service Award. On June 1, 2001, he was appointed to be the Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. BG Prince was initially appointed Visiting Professor to the Sid Richardson Chair in Public Affairs on September 1, 1999. He received the Texas Excellence Teaching Award as the outstanding teacher in the LBJ School for AY 2001-2002 on nomination by the student body. He had an independent leadership consulting practice in Austin, Texas since June 1997, serving primarily public sector organizations. Previously he served as founding dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, where he was responsible for the development of the first undergraduate school of leadership studies in the world from October 1, 1990, until June 30, 1996. He then held the George and Virginia Modlin endowed chair as Professor of Leadership Studies until July 31, 1997. While in Richmond BG Prince served as a member of the board of directors of the Urban League of Greater Richmond. He also served as a member of the Honors Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Richmond area regional board of the Virginia Institute for Political Leadership, the advisory board of Emergency Shelter, Inc. in Richmond, and the external advisory board of the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College. BG Prince is also a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.
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