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Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series

Each semester, the Excellence in Leadership program invites nationally recognized leaders to our campus to serve as keynote speakers. These speakers share their experiences, expertise, and wisdom with our students.

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

"Philanthropy, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship: Starting FEED projects"

Monday, March 3, 7:30 p.m, Pruis Hall

Lauren Bush Lauren is the Chief FEEDer and Co-Founder of FEED Projects, a charitable company with the mission of creating good products that help feed the world. At the podium, Lauren speaks about philanthropy, hunger, and global issues. Lauren's FEED line was recently featured in a collaboration with Target.



Bill Rasmussen ESPN Excellence in Leadership"Building the World Wide Leader: Leadership Lessons from the Founder of ESPN"
Monday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

It is safe to say that Bill Rasmussen changed the face of sports, and the face of television. His brainstorm for a 24-hour cable sports television station, born out of adversity, has become the Worldwide Leader in Sports, ESPN. Rasmussen is the man who had the dream, the founder of ESPN.

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.