We got together with a few alumni to celebrate Homecoming 2015.
Distinguished alum, Larry Gluth, SVP of Habitat for Humanity (US and Canada) reflects on then and now. Larry described that leadership is about service and giving back, leadership values learned from his parents that Larry continues to rely on today.
“I’m fiercely independent. I had to work my way through school,” said Gluth.
Essentially, Larry’s job is to support hundreds of others, who support a growing network of affiliates and partners who help others build a roof over their heads. In a word, Habitat’s program is “holistic rather than incremental,” said Gluth. It’s about partnerships with families.
“My organization focuses on providing people with a decent and safe place to live.”
After a “brutal winter” at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota, Larry and a friend visited Park City, Utah. From a “very practical perspective,” they promptly decided University of Utah “sounded terrific.”
“We realized we could go to school, and ski in the same day,” said Gluth. “So Utah it was.”