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Richard Kyte is the Endowed Professor and Director of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he teaches a variety of courses in ethics  dealing with issues in business, leadership, and the environment.  He received his undergraduate degree from Hamline University and his Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994. 

He writes a regular column for Lee Newspapers titled “The Ethical Life.”  He serves on the board of the La Crosse Community Foundation and LeaderEthics-Wisconsin. 

upcoming presentations

  • "Trust, Friendship, and Servant Leadership," Servant Leadership Conference, Leadership Racine, April 19, 2024.

  • "The Importance of Third Places," LeaderEthics, La Crosse Distilling Co., La Crosse, WI. April 23, 2024.

  • "Hospitality, Service, and Trust," Gundersen Medical Foundation. La Crosse, WI. April 24, 2024.

  • Book signing for Finding Your Third Place, Pearl Street Books, Downtown La Crosse, June 25, 2024, 6:30pm

  • "Finding Your Third Place," McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, July 11, 2024, 7:00pm

  • Book signing for Finding Your Third Place, Mystery to Me Books, Madison, WI, July 16, 2024

  • Book signing for Finding Your Third Place, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA, Sept 26, 2024

  • "Finding Your Third Place," Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Tradeshow, Portland, WA, Sept 29, 2024


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Viterbo University

900 Viterbo Drive

La Crosse, WI 54601


Tel: 608-796-3704

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