Since then the campus and its innovative advances in technology-based instruction have appeared on CNN, CNBC, Wired, USA Today,NPR and other national media and won numerous awards for leadership in innovation including being featured on the InfoWorld 100 List (#51) of the nation's most innovative organizations.
In 2006, Anthony created the Celebrate! Innovation Exhibition; a new type of campus learning environment where students are surrounded by the stories of great innovators through larger-than-life visuals, technology-focused exhibits, and through an annual Celebrate! Innovation Week (ciWeek) where the people behind the stories come from all over the world to tell those stories firsthand. The Celebrate! Innovation Exhibition is currently on the Iowa Department of Tourism's list of places to visit.
From his Air Force days on F-111s to building national brands to coaching a very talented group of educators, Anthony has developed a unique skill set that is quickly apparent in every aspect of his life as a leader, educator, entrepreneur, inventor, designer, author and speaker.
Anthony has written a number of books including Imagine! (©1997 Simon & Schuster) and Bridging the Gap (©2002 Paradigm Publishing). His most recent book, Beware the Purple People Eaters: A Personal Look at Leadership, takes much of his life experience and applies it as a metaphor to encourage readers to take a long, hard look at themselves and improve how they choose to lead each day of their lives.
Anthony holds graduate degrees in educational psychology, business administration and design and is the proud father of two Army soldiers.