The College of Business Administration will host Lisa Rose at their biannual Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 29 in the Hunter Welcome Center.
Dr. Rick Lytle started COBA’s Distinguished Speaker Series in 1999 when he became the dean.
This special event has brought notable business leaders, selected by Dr. Lytle, to campus over the years. Some of these speakers include Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America; Mike Duke, retired president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Mark Albers, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation; and Matt Rose, executive chairman of Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
Rose is the founder and board president of The Gatehouse at Grapevine. This living community is designed to aid women in crisis and their children.
“I hope students know what a great and rare opportunity this is for them to learn from speakers with this kind of experience and heart for God,” Jennings said. “I’m especially thrilled to bring Lisa Rose to campus. She is the perfect example of using business to do good for others through her nonprofit. The Gatehouse is an amazing place, and I hope that we plant a seed in our students to make a difference in the world through this event and being inspired by Lisa’s story.”
These distinguished speakers give ACU students the ability to network and get access to leaders in the business world.
“Students have the opportunity to learn from Christian CEOs and business leaders in the classroom setting, private meetings and at the luncheon,” said Mary Colleen Jennings, recruiter and marketing manager for COBA. “Many students would never have access to a Fortune 500 CEO unless they took part in an event like this. We feel so strongly about exposing our students to strong Christian leadership that we offer 100 free tickets to students to attend the event.”
The goal of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to reach out to students, the community and COBA alumni.
“We will be hearing Lisa Rose, who is one I am particularly excited about,” said Morgan Jennings, junior accounting major from Abilene. “I have only heard a little about her story, but as a female business student, I am very excited to hear her speak.”
This week is the last week tickets are available for purchase for $20 at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20286_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=17&CATID=105&SINGLESTORE=true.