Over a span of 35 years Gene Budig met many interesting people, some of these notable visitors included high-profile titans from business and industry, college and university presidents, labor leaders, journalists and media personalities. Singling out nine of these intriguing people for their unshakable values Budig shares their stories - people who dared confront overwhelming odds, people who dared to dream ... and succeeded.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A recognized academic leader and writer, Gene A. Budig is the distinguished professor and senior presidential advisor of the College Board in New York City. As the head of three major state universities, Illinois State University, West Virginia University, and the University of Kansas, he was responsible for the educational programs of 520,000 students. The University of Nebraska graduate served as president of Major League Baseball's American League (1994-2000) and oversaw a period of historic growth in attendance and physical facilities.