Position Details Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaeTranscriptsList of ReferencesOptional DocumentsResearch DocumentsCertification/Professional LicenseOtherResumeOther2Other3Other4 Department The Division of Education at Governors State University inUniversity Park, Illinois, United States, invites candidates toapply for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position inthe Educational Administration program to begin January 2022 orAugust 2022 (depending on candidate availability). This is afull-time, ten-month position. The position requires qualityteaching, sustained scholarship, and productive service as definedby the contract. The programs served are in the Division ofEducation in the College of Education and primarily work with themaster’s degree in Educational Administration (PrincipalLeadership), graduate certificate in Teacher Leadership, andInterdisciplinary Leadership doctoral program (SuperintendentLeadership). The program is an institutional member of theInternational Council for Professors of Educational Leadership andtheir Illinois affiliate.Interested candidates must have 1) passion and commitment todevelop leaders who will improve the educational outcomes ofdiverse communities; 2) strong potential for teaching, scholarship,and service in educational administration/leadership; 3) strongcommunication skills; and 4) robust commitment to technology. Theessential duties include:• Teach graduate courses on the University Park campus, at externalcohort locations, and online• Supervise school leadership internships at external fieldlocations• Engage in sustained scholarship and service at the local, state,and national levels• Collaborate with faculty in the program’s continuous improvementand development process, including external accreditation with theCouncil for Accreditation of Education Preparation ( CAEP )• Engage with local, state, and national organizations andassociations in education• Engage with partners to support school leaders, policymakers, andcommunity organizations, including development of external cohortpartnerships and outreach to potential candidates• Serve on graduate Capstone committeesGovernors State University ( GSU ) was founded in 1969, originallyas an upper-division institution with a primary focus of servingcommunity college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. Duringthe five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the onlyregional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s southsuburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs.GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSUprovides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduateeducation to culturally and economically diverse students fromacross the region and around the world. From its mission statement,Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptionaland accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge,skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, rangeof convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings,and outstanding educational value. The exceptionally beautifulcampus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and railto Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth ofcultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSUserves has a number of high performing schools and engagedcommunities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and ruralcommunities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working tofoster educational opportunities for all populations. Posting NumberFA0392P • Earned doctorate in educational administration/leadership or arelated field• Two years of experience as a Principal in K-12/P-21education• Illinois licensure qualifying to work as a principal by the startof employment• Completion of Illinois training for initial qualification toevaluate certificated educators by the start of employment• Demonstrated ability to collaborate• Proven commitment to school improvement, progress, andinnovation• Excellent communication and technology skills Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position Start Date01/01/2022 Classification TitleAssistant/Associate Professor * What is/are your doctorate(s) in?(Open Ended Question)* Will you have a Doctorate Degree in hand by the date ofappointment or an advanced ABD by the date of theappointment?(Open Ended Question)* Briefly list your area(s) of research or teachingexpertise.(Open Ended Question)* Experience teaching in online/hybrid delivery?YesNo • Two years of experience as a Superintendent and/or Chief SchoolBusiness Official ( CSBO ) in K-12/P-21 education• Illinois licensure qualifying to work as a Superintendent and/orCSBO by the start of employment• Completion of Illinois training to evaluate principals by thestart of employment• Prior experience in higher education with successful performanceteaching in the following areas:Superintendent Licensure andEducational administration/leadership• Record of experience and/or scholarship in culturally-responsiveteaching and leadership, working with diverse populations, andleading for social justice Review of candidates will commence immediately and continue untilposition is filled. Priority attention given to the candidates whoapply by May 1, 2021. Willingness to build partnerships with school leaders,community organizations, and associations and organizations ineducation, with a focus on equity and diversity• Strong record of scholarship, or demonstrated potential, in thefield of K-12/P-21 educational administration/leadership * What is the highest level of education attained?GEDHigh School DiplomaAssociates DegreeBachelors DegreeMasters DegreeDoctorate DegreeABD Closing Date Position TypeFaculty, Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications Position’s Functional TitleAssistant/Associate Professor of EducationalAdministration Quicklink for Postinghttps://employment.govst.edu/postings/5906 Position Summary Employee ID Special Instructions to Applicants Type of SearchExternal Posting Date04/09/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) Preferred Qualifications Open Until FilledYes
by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Vermont State Colleges (VSC) Chancellor Jeb Spaulding confirmed today that Lyndon State College President Joe Bertolino has accepted the presidency of Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). The move will bring him closer to his family in New York and New Jersey. The VSC Board of Trustees is likely to appoint an interim president for Lyndon State College within the month. Bertolino has been president of LSC since 2012. He told VBM late last year that he felt his time in Lyndon was drawing near its end and that he wanted to be closer to the New York City area. He previously had been a vice president at Queens College/City University of New York.“SCSU will have a dynamic new leader in Joe Bertolino. On behalf of the VSC Board of Trustees, I would like to thank Joe for his years of leadership and the strong sense of community he instilled at Lyndon State College. We remain steadfast in our commitment to a strong future for Lyndon and wish Joe the very best in his new role,” stated VSC Board Chair Martha O’Connor.VSC Chancellor Jeb Spaulding said, “During his time at Lyndon State College, Joe and his team have created a strong, studentcentered community that supports the success of all students.”He has also led efforts among his colleagues to build stronger connections among the colleges of the VSC. I am confident the Board will use this transition as an opportunity to build upon Joe’s work to enhance students’ academic experiences, to leverage systemwide resources on their behalf, and to pursue a strong alliance with Johnson State College.”This is the second recent opening for a VSC presidency. Dan Smith announced last month that he was leaveing Vermont Technical College (Story) for the Vermont Community Foundation.Lyndon continues to receive national recognition for its atmospheric sciences, electronic journalism arts and outdoor recreation management programs. This year it introduced the college’s first online degree program in early childhood education and created a new Center for Professional Studies. Recent capital projects include two new science labs, a new music, business and industry lab, a new electronic journalism arts studio, new smart classrooms, a new veterans’ lounge and several other public spaces. In the past two years, Lyndon has secured a record number of gifts from a record number of donors. With these new scholarship funds, many local students have come to Lyndon who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to attend college.In a message to the Lyndon community today, Bertolino wrote, “Lyndon is an extraordinary institution. Today I continue to be enamored with it. I am particularly proud of the relationships that we have built and that have strengthened our community. We have always come together to support one another. While the profile of our institution has increased, so too has our LSC Pride.”While Bertolino has had a profound impact on LSC and it has advanced his career in many ways, all of which he is aware of and appreciated, he told Vermont Business Magazine in its December 2015 issue (story by Joyce Marcel) that being the president of Lyndon State had one unforeseen down side: “Initially, I don’t think I fully appreciated what it means to be in a small community,” he said. “I have no anonymity here. What I say and what I do matters and is interpreted by many different people in many different ways. I might make a side comment or a joke, only to hear later that I’ve made some decision that I don’t know about. I have no privacy and I have no life. When I first came here, people would grab my cart in the White Market and pull me around the market and tell me what I should buy. And business is always being conducted. If I’m in the Dollar General or the Miss Lyndonville Diner, it is not unusual for someone to sit down in the booth and start talking to me about business. So I realize that my life is not my own.”Bertolino said at the time that he did not see himself staying at LSC for the rest of his career. “I’ll be here for a little while longer,” he said. “I’ve been very honest that I love it here and it’s a great place. The chancellor has asked me to stay and I’ve agreed to do that for the next couple of years. There’s a lot of work to be done here and with the VSC. I think we’ll be able to turn the enrollment situation around and generate additional revenue and get some major donors. You can’t just focus on 18-22-year-olds any more. I think with all we’re doing, we’ll be successful. And the relationships we’ve been developing with middle schools and high schools become critical.”Bertolino, openly gay, is also a national advocate for LGBTQ equality in higher education.He is a member of a group called LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education that only began organizing in 2010 with nine people. Now its membership is closer to 60. The rapid rise of opportunities for openly gay men and women at the college president’s level is keeping pace with the rapid expansion of gay rights in America, including the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn anti-gay marriage laws.“One of the reasons LGBTQ presidents come together is to hopefully mentor others,” Bertolino told VBM. “We want to say that if you are a good leader, the opportunities will present themselves. But not in every region of the country, mind you. I’ve been out for virtually all my college career. So when I was searching for a presidency, search firms would call and I’d say, ‘Before we continue this discussion, I have a partner of 20 years and his name is Bil. Is this going to be a problem? If so, let’s not waste each others’ time’.”Bertolino’s partner is Dr Bil Leipold, the chief of the Human Resources Office at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ.“We have a home in central New Jersey and we’re in a 400-mile commuter relationship,” Bertolino said. “He did not follow me here. The secret of our relationship success for 22 years is that sometimes we live together and sometimes we don’t.”A statement from VSC said Bertolino was selected by SCSU after a highly competitive search and will begin his new role in late August.Lyndon State College, founded in 1911, combines a liberal arts education with nationally recognized professional programs that integrate theory with handson experiences to prepare individuals for career success. Lyndon State offers twoand fouryear degrees and graduate degrees in education and liberal arts. Founded in 1911, Lyndon’s beautiful hilltop campus is located in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
Consolidated Communications,Vermont Business Magazine The Public Service Board will hold three public hearings to give citizens an opportunity to provide feedback about the proposed merger between FairPoint Communications and Consolidated Communications. The first hearing is set for February 15th at 6:30 in Montpelier at Union Elementary School. Two additional hearings will take place; the second hearing is scheduled for February 21st at 6:30 at the St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury and the third will be March 2nd at 6:30 at the Bennington Fire Facility in Bennington. The Public Service Department encourages Vermonters to provide input into the proposed merger between FairPoint Communications and Consolidated Communications. “Public participation is an essential part of the Public Service Board process,” said Commissioner June Tierney, “this is a proceeding that will affect many Vermonters statewide.” Representatives from the Department of Public Service will also be present at the public hearings to hear Vermonters represent their concerns.FairPoint sold to Consolidated in all-stock deal The Department will be reviewing financial, operational and service quality impacts on customers to inform its recommendations to the Public Service Board. “The Department is committed to thoroughly reviewing the proposed merger to determine whether it is in the best interest of Vermonters,” said Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity at the Department of Public Service.For updated information, go to the Public Service Board website at http://psb.vermont.gov/(link is external). Vermont citizens may also comment on this proceeding by submitting comments in writing to the Department of Public Service, 112 State St., Montpelier VT 05602 or by calling the Consumer Affairs and Public Information Division at 802-828-4078 or by e-mailing [email protected](link sends e-mail). Additionally, a short web survey is posted on the Department website at http://publicservice.vermont.gov/(link is external).Source: PSB 2.8.2017
Email People who attended Gamblers Anonymous gambled less often, showed increased readiness for change and enhanced coping skills, but appeared to fair better when Gamblers Anonymous was combined with other therapeutic approaches, a comprehensive review has found.Gamblers Anonymous is a twelve-step program for individuals with a gambling problem, based on peer support and a shared desire to stop gambling. About three to six per cent of the population experiences problem gambling, but the incidence is much higher within lower-income populations.“Gamblers Anonymous is one of the most cost-effective and easily accessible resources for individuals living with problem gambling issues,” said Dr. Flora Matheson, lead scientist of the study and medical sociologist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health of St. Michael’s Hospital. “However, despite the wide-spread use of Gamblers Anonymous, there has been little research exploring its effectiveness as a recovery approach, and those that have are largely inconsistent. We looked at the available data to identify gaps in knowledge and offer some insight for future focuses of study.” Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterest LinkedIn Share The study, published today in the Journal of Gambling Studies, found that the effectiveness of Gambers Anonymous needs to be studied further, but appeared to show better rates of abstinence, improved gambling symptoms and better quality of life, especially when used in conjunction with other approaches, such as stress management intervention and cognitive behavioural therapy.“Previous research has shown that many individuals with problem gambling also have substance abuse or mental health issues, often rooted in some sort of earlier trauma,” said Dr. Matheson. “Gamblers Anonymous offers a safe space for people to share their experience with others who understand problem gambling, but maybe doesn’t treat underlying causes related to gambling. It’s possible these other approaches do.”The review included data from 17 studies on various aspects of problem gambling published between 2002 and 2015 – ranging from evaluating treatment effectiveness, to GA// culture characteristics and differences in gender experiences.Among the findings:Greater reductions of depression, anxiety and stress, and increased life satisfaction and sleep duration among individuals using Gamblers Anonymous combined with stress management intervention (includes education on diet and exercise, stress coping methods, relaxation breathing and progressive muscle relaxation).Gamblers Anonymous participants demonstrated significant reductions in gambling symptom severity as well as improvements in psychosocial functioning and quality of life using imaginal desensitization plus motivational interviewing, or IDMI.Greater improvements in gambling symptoms and reduced days gambled when GA// was combined with cognitive behavioural therapy.Overall improved coping skills in Gamblers Anonymous attendees, better results in those also participating in cognitive behavioural therapy.In addition to reviewing literature on the effectiveness of Gamblers Anonymous, the researchers examined differences in gender experiences with the program. Women seemed to benefit from Gamblers Anonymous as much as men initially, viewing it as a source of hope for their problem gambling. However, women used Gamblers Anonymous to develop informal social networks outside of the program with other women attending Gamblers Anonymous- a strategy important for women’s recovery, as well as professional therapies.“Gamblers Anonymous remains a viable and accessible option for people with problem gambling, but its effectiveness alone as a treatment option needs to be evaluated comprehensively to determine any gaps and improve care for these individuals,” said Dr. Matheson.
Chair of the Permanent Memorial Committee and Permanent Representative of Jamaica’s Mission to the UN, H.E. Courtenay Rattray who moderated the proceedings noted that the unveiling represented a dream and vision that has become a reality, since at first the memorial was nothing more than a mere thought. He described the occasion as being glorious, solemn and happy. He also used the opportunity to thank UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for his “unwavering support” from the moment the General Assembly decided to erect the memorial. Prime Minster of Jamaica the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller who also spoke at the unveiling said it was an honor for Jamaica to be at the forefront of the initiative as a CARICOM Member State. She said she was proud that the countries of the Caribbean Community took the lead in the initiative along with the African Union. She said she hoped the memorial would be used to say no to racism, discrimination and intolerance. Freedom was not gifted to us but was earned by the sweat, blood and tears of our fore-bearers, the Jamaican Prime Minister said. The memorial aims to remind visitors of the complete history of slavery, urging them to acknowledge the tragedy and its legacy, and to heighten awareness of the current dangers of racism, prejudice and slavery’s lingering consequences that continue to impact the descendants of slavery’s victims today. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Details from the permanent memorial in acknowledgement of the tragedy and in consideration of the legacy of slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on Wednesday thank the Caribbean Community and African Union for their role in the initiation and creation of a permanent memorial to honor victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. The Memorial which is called the Ark of Return was unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters. Rodney Leon, an architect of Haitian descent, living and working in New York, is the creator and designer. In his remarks at the ceremony Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said the memorial would stand to honour the memory of fifteen million men, women and children who were forced to cross the Atlantic ocean on Slave ships. He said it also helps to acknowledge the collective tragedy that befell millions of people and ensures that we never forget. He said he hoped it would be a call to action against modern day slavery in the form of human trafficking. Finance Ministers Meet to Refine ‘Single Ambitious Menu’ for… You may be interested in… Coronavirus Will Cost Global Tourism at Least $1.2 trillion Jul 2, 2020 Aug 31, 2020 Jul 9, 2020 A close-up of details from the permanent memorial in acknowledgement of the tragedy and in consideration of the legacy of slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz Sep 9, 2020 Address ‘Unprecedented’ Impact of Coronavirus on Latin… New Guidelines aim to Dismantle Barriers Blocking People… ‘Ark of Return’ to be unveiled todayThe United Nations will unveil the Ark of Return at its headquarters in New York this afternoon as the world marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The Ark of Return is a Permanent Memorial in honour of victims of slavery and…March 25, 2015In “CARICOM”Six UN Member States handover cheques for Slave Trade MemorialSix United Nations Members States have confirmed contributions to a Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade last Friday 26, September. At a high-level ceremony, held recently at United Nations Headquarters, representatives of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Senegal and Spain handed over symbolic…September 29, 2014In “CARICOM”Jamaica’s Prime Minister joins UN Secretary-General to remember victims of slavery – Flashback Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (2nd right) participates in the unveiling of the “Ark of Return” – the Permanent Monument to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade at the UN Visitors Plaza, New York on Wednesday, March 25. With the Prime Minister are (from…March 28, 2015In “Event”Share this on WhatsApp
By MARLENE K. SCHWALIESanta FeDespite a CD3 candidate’s convoluted efforts to keep voters in the dark, dark money is NEVER OK. OpenSecrets defines dark money as “political spending meant to influence the decision of a voter, where the donor is not disclosed and the source of the money is unknown”, regardless of whether the ad is scathing or glowing. DM is not to be conflated with independent expenditures from groups with known agendas who have endorsed a candidate. Even corporate PACs have some degree of transparency.A candidate doesn’t get to selectively decide that dark money is bad when it’s ugly but OK when beneficial. I expect consistency in the candidate who will get my vote for CD3 – NOT convenience.And I wonder: where are the leaders of the county and State Democratic party on a value that used to define us – keeping dark money out of politics?
Saturday is a huge day of football. The World Cup has been a treat for football fans so far and with the tournament now reaching the knock-out phase, everything reaches an even more serious dimension. France take on Argentina in what is one of the biggest last sixteen ties in memory, with both countries having genuine aspirations to win the trophy.Tottenham will have involvement through France captain Hugo Lloris and he’ll be hoping to show the very best of his form after some doubts in France before the tournament.Lloris has one big committed fan… and that’s Argentina legend Diego Maradona.Touring World Cup matches this summer as some kind of FIFA Side Show, Maradona has now spoken to Marca.The Spanish newspaper asked him what he’d liked about the World Cup most so far, and that’s when the Tottenham player got a mention.Embed from Getty Images“I’ll highlight several things,” said Diego. “Mexico I liked, I saw Uruguay as very solid, in Belgium their figure awoke… The World Cup begins now, it’s no longer possible to speculate. And then, for Argentina, I put a case, although I respect France a lot. They are one of the candidates for champion. The goalkeeper, Lloris, never fails, neither in his national team nor in his club.”Is Maradona trying some kind of jinx ahead of France taking on Argentina? Perhaps, but it seems he’s a big fan of the Tottenham stopper.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoTotal by CNBC CatalystDiscover the battery that can store solar power through the winter.Total by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo
Freeform/Ed Herrera(NEW YORK) — On tonight’s episode of The Bold Type, viewers finally get to meet Babs, the hard-drinking estranged mother of Scarlet magazine fashion assistant Sutton Brady.Meghann Fahy, who plays Sutton, says the mother-daughter reunion episode — which also involves a road trip with Sutton’s besties Jane and Kat — is one of her favorite ones yet.“This episode is a big one for Sutton and I was really excited about it because it was an opportunity to learn more about her and where she came from,” Fahy tells ABC Radio. “And I love road trips so it was really cool that we got to incorporate all of those things into this one episode.”While Sutton is typically known for her sunny sense of humor and ability to make light of things, Fahy says we’ll see a more emotional side to her when she confronts Babs about their relationship.“Learning about Babs is hugely important in terms of understanding why Sutton is the way she is, a little bit, and she has a really, really lovely moment with her mother where she gets to kind of speak her truth and I think that’s a really beautiful thing to see,” she says.So what prompts Sutton to reconnect with Babs? She needs her birth certificate in order to get a passport in time for Paris Fashion Week. Paris is a major career milestone for Sutton and we’ll also see how reaching that goal will affect her.“I think that when she gets there and she finally achieves this lifelong goal of hers, some other elements of her life will sort of fall into place and it will give her some really important perspective,” Fahy says. The Bold Type airs at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Diane Keaton is opening up about her love life – or lack thereof – in a new interview with InStyle.The iconic actress reveals she hasn’t be on a date in 35 years, and that suits her just fine.“Never. All right?” Keaton tells the mag when asked if she’s dating. “Let’s just get that straight. That one’s important. I haven’t been on a date in, I would say, 35 years. No dates.”The 73-year-old adds that she has a lot of male friends and a lot of friends in general, “but no dates. No mwah-mwah.”In the past, Keaton dated her frequent film collaborator Woody Allen, as well as Warren Beatty and Al Pacino, among others, but now she’s embracing her single status.“I’ve had a lot of independence, and nobody’s telling me what to do,” she tells InStyle. “I had a mother who encouraged that and helped me achieve the things I wanted to achieve. I’ve followed the paths I’ve wanted to follow. I like redoing houses, I like architecture, I like visuals, I like fashion, I like all of it.”She’s also a mom to two children, 23-year-old Dexter and 18-year-old Duke, both of whom she adopted when she was in her 50s.The August issue of InStyle — the Badass Issue — will be on newsstands July 19.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Advertisement 1o6uiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb7kwxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5qsq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ukkWould you ever consider trying this?😱bx8o9Can your students do this? 🌚38eRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former Chelsea star and legend Didier Drogba hangs his boots, once and for all, on a dismal note as his Phoenix Rising side go down 1-0 against Louiseville City in the USL Cup final on Friday, instead of another sparkling trophy to add to his cabinet.Advertisement After a goalless break at 45 minutes and many attempts by both the sides before that, a 62nd minute Luke Spencer shot into the bottom corner, following a corner kick and several deflections, blocks and near-finishes, gave Louisville City the much needed lead. The victory saw Louisville City capture the team’s second consecutive league crown after topping Swope Park Rangers in the USL Cup finale in 2017.The Ivorian’s invaluable contribution of three goals in three games helped Phoenix book its first ever League Cup final spot. Drogba became co-owner of the second division club in April 2017. Fellow owner Berke Bakay thanked him for his “amazing contributions to the beautiful sport” after Friday’s loss.Advertisement Drogba had announced earlier this year in March that he would be retiring and thus calling an end to an amazing career. Drogba last month said: “I joke with people that they need to give me the cup, so I can retire in peace. And that if I don’t get it, I’ll come back. But the truth is, this is my last season.” Bakay informed before the final that Drogba, 40, will move to the boardroom after he retires.With stops and laurels all over the world including ones at Le Mans, Guingamp, Marseille, Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, Montreal Impact, and four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, a Super Lig crown, and the 2011-12 Champions League final with Chelsea, Didier Drogba still wears a star-studded crown.Advertisement Advertisement