Utah State Aggie Insights
October 2013

Utah State University Alumni Association

Alumni Spotlight - Lawrence S. Kingsley

Lawrence S. Kingsley

Lawrence S. Kingsley, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Logistics, Installations and Mission Support at Air Force Global Strike Command Headquarters in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. If this title isn't impressive enough, his resume of 30 years of military service and work is.

Mr. Kingsley has achieved this impressive position after years of hard work built on a foundation of academic excellence. In 1977 he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Utah State University.

"I transferred to Utah State in 1974 for less than scholarly reasons. I had attended a private aeronautical school in Florida, Embry-Riddle. I transferred to Utah State with an Air Force ROTC scholarship because it was a wonderful part of the country and a great campus with a robust and well-respected academic reputation."

After attending Utah State, Mr. Kingsley went on to Master's program Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. He earned his second degree in Political Science in 1983.

Between his times at university Mr. Kingsley began his career with the United States Air Force. In 1978 he started as a Minuteman II combat crew member at Whiteman Air Force Base, in Missouri. Throughout his military career Mr. Kingsley served in ten major commands. He has held positions in missile operations, aircraft maintenance, munitions, logistics plans, and installation support and supply chain management.

While on active duty, Mr. Kingsley had the distinction of being a commander of six different training, logistics and maintenance units. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Director of Logistics, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Throughout his various experiences in leading, Mr. Kingsley has become an expert in determining what skills are most necessary to be successful.

"The biggest mistake a student can make upon graduation is to say, "I'm glad that's over. Now I'm in the real world and won't be doing this anymore." The personal skills they have garnered for themselves with all that hard work is their most valuable legacy and its value can't be discounted--just wasted."

Mr. Kingsley is an excellent example of making the most of his education. He continued his schooling beyond a bachelors degree. "I earned an MBA from BYU when I was 50 years-old. (One more opportunity to learn how much I really don't know!)"

He attributes some of his success to his supportive family.

"I've been married to same patient woman, Cynthia B Kingsley for almost 35 years. We have been blessed with ten children, one of whom--Andrew Kingsley--recently graduated from USU with a degree in accounting. You can tell from the biography that our family has lived across the United States and overseas, with our tenth child being born in Turkey. It continues to be grand adventure with still more ahead."

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The True Blue Pledge

The True Blue Pledge

There is no better way to show your appreciation to USU and its donors than by making a contribution yourself. The True Blue Pledge is a 4-year commitment to support your university and your passions. Here's how it works:

$5 - as a Freshman
$10 - as a Sophomore
$15 - as a Junior
$20.xx - as a Senior (xx is year of graduation ie. class of 2014 would give $20.14)
$50.xx Total

For a short time, current Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can make their True Blue Pledge at a discounted rate (through the end of 2013).
Sophomores - $45 ($10 now, $15 Jr. yr., $20.16 senior year)
Juniors - $40 total ($20 this year, $20.15 next year)
Seniors - $35 total ($15 in Fall, $20.14 in Spring)

Let the Games Begin


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Sunrise Sessions

Sunrise Sessions

Friday, November 1, 2013
7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.
Little America Hotel
500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Connecting the Dots

"Sustainable entrepreneurship" is an emerging strategy in 21st century business. Moving beyond traditional entrepreneurship that uses finance and business acumen to transform new products and technologies into economic gains for businesses, sustainable entrepreneurship leverages those same business skills to transform environmentally-protective innovations into economic and social gains for entrepreneurs and society. This blending of business with environmental and social ideals poses unique challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs, government, and society on the path toward a cleaner, more sustainable future.

Drawing on their 18 years of research together, Dr. Cathy L. Hartman and Dr. Edwin R. Stafford, professors of marketing in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, will discuss various business cases they've analyzed to illustrate insights about the sustainable entrepreneurship process. Particular focus will center on the trials and tribulations of the entrepreneurs behind the development of Utah's first wind power project at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon in 2008. The developers endured a four-year struggle to overcome market, policy, and social barriers to build the nine-turbine, 18.9 megawatt wind farm.

USU in the News

USU in the News

Take a look at how the accomplishments of USU's faculty, staff, and students are making headlines See more here

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Members are part of the association's closest group of friends and benefactors. With that honor comes a number of exclusive benefits available to this group only. Visit usu.edu/alumni/memberships to find out more.

February 21st - March 11th, 2014 - Splendors Down Under

February 21st - March 11th, 2014 - Splendors Down Under

Visit the land of koalas and kangaroos as you explore fascinating cities down under. Marvel at the stunning landscapes and exotic wildlife of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand while cruising aboard the deluxe Oceania Cruises Marina.
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5 top USU news stories that Alumni should know

Top 5 News Stories

From winning first place in the National Bike Challenge to setting a Guinness World Record, see what our students, faculty and staff have been up to lately.
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Aggie ClassNotes

Lois Watt

Lois I. (Mortensen) Watt, Class of 1976

Lois Watt Becomes President of Professional and Technical Employees, Local 17 Lois I. Watt, a resident of Federal Way, Wash., was recently sworn in as President of Professional and Technical Employees, Local 17 (PTE 17). Watt is a graduate of Utah State University (1976, political science) In March, she was sworn in as President of the union, succeeding Allan Yamaguchi (who works at the City of Seattle). Watt has served eight years as the union's Vice President.
Watt is currently employed at King County Metro Transit (in Seattle) as Lead Customer Service Coordinator. She has worked at the county for 29 years. Local 17 is a union representing more than 8,000 public employees who work at state, county, and city governments and health districts in Washington. Local 17 also provides union representational services for the City of Portland Professional Employees Association (COPPEA), a union of 700 professional and technical employees.

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