Speaker Series

The Excellence in Leadership speaker series provides a platform for some of the nation's most recognized leaders to share their experiences, insight, and knowledge with our campus.  Learn from their unique experiences about what it means to be a leader.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Randi ZuckerbergRandi Zuckerberg presents:

"Leadership in a Digital Age"
October 26, 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Randi Zuckerberg has delighted audiences from around the world delivering an interactive, entertaining and informative message sharing her expert insights on technology, business, and entrepreneurship in the digital age.

Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, Randi has worked with organizations such as The Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, Conde Nast and PayPal. From 2005-2011, she created and ran the marketing programs for Facebook. Along with her success in business, Zuckerberg is also an Emmy nominated TV producer, musician, actress and mom.

Heather Abbott

Heather Abbott presents: 

"Overcoming Adversity"
November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

On April 15, 2013, Heather Abbott was struck by shrapnel after the second of two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon leaving her with injuries so severe her leg was amputated from below the knee. 

"Overcoming Adversity" is the story of Heather's journey through pain, anger, optimism, challenge, and resilience. A certified Peer Counselor of the American Amputee Coalition, Abbott remains a model of strength and resilience determined to help other victims of limb loss.

Past Speakers

Our past speakers have included business owners, journalists, philanthropists, activists, politicians, political advisors, athletes, coaches, lawyers, film producers, and even an Oscar nominee. Each speaker has shared a unique perspective on what it means to lead, and how students can strive to make an impact, now and in the future.