A commitment to excellence!
Each year students have the extraordinary opportunity to attend formal presentations from renowned local, state, national and global community leaders selected by our university president. By relating their experiences, these individuals provide insight into the practical application of leadership theory and the skills and tools required of effective leaders.
Past speakers have included the following individuals: Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell; Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; and Dr. Barbara Kellerman, James McGregor Burns Lecturer in Leadership at Harvard University.
Fall 2013 Schedule:
All speaker events will be held in the Ferguson Center Concert Hall
at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Sept. 18 - Bill Pollard
Bill Pollard is chairman emeritus of the board of the ServiceMaster Company. This organization services both the commercial and consumer markets, specializing in management services for the health-care and education markets, and home services for the residential market under such well-known brands as Terminix, TruGreen, American Residential Services, Merry Maids and American Home Shield.
Oct. 28 - Gary Haugen
Gary Haugen serves as president and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM), a human-rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote functioning public-justice systems.