SUU Announces Wells Fargo Executive Speaker Series

Published: November 05, 2005 | Author: Laurie Harris | Read Time: 2 minutes

The School of Business at Southern Utah University is delighted to announce the initiation of the Wells Fargo Executive Speaker Series for the benefit and education of students, employees and the community at large.

The lecture Series will feature accomplished business executives from a variety of industries throughout Utah and beyond who will share their professional knowledge on timely business issues that affect us all. Each installation is Free and open to the public.

The kickoff presentation for this Series will take place on Thursday, November 10 in the Sharwan Smith Theatre at 11:30 a.m. The inaugural speaker is Patricia Richards, senior vice president and regional manager of Wells Fargo. Richards will speak on "Three Rules of Leadership," demonstrating how anyone can apply these principles to their particular endeavors.

With more than 30 years of experience in trust and private banking management, Richards possesses a bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University. She did graduate work at Northwestern and the University of Utah. She also attended Pacific Coast Banking School and National Graduate Trust School. Richards previously served as the national director of endowment and foundation markets for Wells Fargo. She is on the national advisory board for the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business and she serves as chair of the Utah Symphony & Opera Board.

Jeff Fisher, SUU's Director of Development, Foundation, Corporate and Special Projects, says the University is honored to be working with Wells Fargo in its sponsorship of this Business Executive Speaker Series. "This will be the first of many invitations to executives to come to campus to participate in this viable lecture series. We're grateful to Wells Fargo for supporting the Business Executive Speaker Series."

"The impact the business executives have on students and employees during their visit," Carl Templin, dean of the School of Business, says, "enhances their lives and education by provoking thoughtful classroom discussions, workshops and practical application."

The Wells Fargo Executive Speaker Series will allow students and the southern Utah community the opportunity to work alongside and learn from professionals who have dedicated their lives to a specific field of interest. "The program will create beneficial bonds between businesses and our students," Templin says, "so that the latter can tap into the business executives’ expertise on a long-term career basis."

Wells Fargo supports programs that impact and provide vital service to the campus and community. SUU strives to be a resource to southern Utah for information that facilitates citizens to engage in lifelong learning. These two entities partnering together on the Business Executive Speaker Series is a valuable package for the benefit of all participants.

For more information on the Richards lecture or the Wells Fargo Executive Speaker Series, call Laurie at 586-5401.

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