Sunday, January 25, 2009

Comparing Conn and Obama

It's not hard to notice similarities between the careers of President Paul Conn and President Barack Obama. Take a look at the list we've developed below:

1) Both studied at Harvard University.

2) Both have authored bestselling books, including "The Possible Dream" and "Dreams of My Father."

3) Both are eloquent speakers who reach out to a young generation.

4) Both have been asked to run for office by the Democratic party.

5) Both have served as a college professor for over ten years.

6) Both assumed the presidency relatively young, while in their forties.

7) Both have ushered growth to their organizations. As director of Chicago's Developing Communities Project, Obama saw the staff grow from one to 13 and the annual budget grew from $70,000 to $400,000. Similarly, Conn has tripled Lee enrollment from 1,214 to more than 4,000. The size of Lee University's budget has quadrupled.

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