As a student pursuing his master’s degree in education at CSU, Peter Lilienthal relished every opportunity to hone his skills in a classroom or other real-life learning environments. Now he and his wife, Sallie, are helping to ensure that same experience for current and future education students.
The couple established the Sallie and Peter Lilienthal Scholarship to support students in CSU’s new CREATE (Curriculum Redesign Effort Advancing Teacher Education) clinical program, which provides education majors, beginning in their sophomore year, with early opportunities to be in the classroom and other learning environments.
Lilienthal, MEd ’70, was the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for the College of Education and Human Services. He is the founder and president of In Touch, the leader among global ethics hotline providers, compliance case management solutions and exit interview services. He also is a board member and volunteer for several not-for-profit agencies, and a contributing food and restaurants editor for MPLS-ST. PAUL magazine.
Sallie Lilienthal is a business executive and organizational advisor. Prior to starting her own consulting practice, she was the central region general manager for Lee Hecht Harrison, an international human resources consulting firm. As managing director, she was responsible for the profit and loss of 11 offices with annual revenues of over $40 million, including the Minneapolis office where she was based.
The first Lilienthal Scholars will be announced this fall for the 2016-2017 academic year.