Almost two years after the death of her husband, Suzanne Hersey continues to add to the legacy of Paul “Doc” Hersey, Ph.D., through support to NSU. Her latest gift to NSU’s Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship will be known as the Hersey/McCartney Endowed Faculty Support Fund.
Doc Hersey, as he was affectionately called, was internationally recognized as a leading authority on training and development in leadership and management.
He founded The Center for Leadership Studies. The Situational Leadership® Model he developed has been used to train more than 14 million managers in thousands of companies across the globe, and the model is deployed in 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Doc Hersey frequently taught his leadership model to students, faculty, and staff at NSU, where he was a distinguished professor of leadership studies.
Hersey authored or coauthored numerous papers, articles and books, including the best-selling management text Management of Organizational Behavior: Utilizing Human Resources along with “Organizational Change Through Effective Leadership” and “Selling: A Behavioral Science Approach,” “The Situational Leader,” “Situational Selling,” “Situational Service: Customer Care for the Practitioner” and “Situational Parenting.” In May 2012, Hersey introduced a book titled “Leadership Blueprint: Why We Better Lead and Lead Better.”
Hersey is remembered as a man with an incredibly generous spirit who adored his wife Suzie, his six children, 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.