Shepard to give strategic management lecture April 25

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard will speak at the next Strategic Management Executive Speaker Series event on Friday, April 25. Shepard will give a formal presentation on WWU’s strategy followed by Q&A from 2 to 3 p.m. in Fraser Hall Room 3.

The primary audience attending the speech will be MGMT 495 students. However, other students, faculty and general public are welcome to attend.

Shepard began service as the 13th president of Western Washington University on Sept. 1, 2008. He draws on four decades of distinguished service in higher education as an educator and academic leader. Before coming to Western, Shepard served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. President Shepard's academic background includes bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of California, Riverside. His scholarship and teaching focuses on American government, public policy and policy analysis, research methods, and environmental and natural resource politics and policy. He has published widely and is active in numerous professional and community organizations locally and nationally, and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

The WWU College of Business and Economics brings senior business leaders to campus to interact with students and share their perspectives on strategic management, leadership, and professional development.

For more information about this event, please contact Sandra Mottner at 360-650-2403.

WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Ms. Kate Kairoff with the Center for Innovation in Education at 360.650.4583 or