March 21, 2005
Presents Student Leadership Development Conference, March 22
– 23; Keynote Speaker is Executive Director of the Saint
Louis Business Diversity Initiative
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA (www.lincoln.edu)
-- Lincoln University will present a two-day Student Leadership
Development Conference, March 22-23, 2005, at the campus in
southern Chester County, PA. The keynote speaker for the luncheon
program at noon on Wednesday, March 23, in the Student Union
Building, is Valerie E. Patton, Executive Director for the Saint
Louis Business Diversity Initiative.
As executive director of the Saint Louis Business Diversity
Initiative, Patton is responsible for the strategic direction
and management of workforce diversity and supplier development
for the business community in the Saint Louis, Missouri region.
Prior to being appointed in
April 2002 to her current position, Patton served as vice president
for telephone banking change management for Bank of America
– St. Louis.
In addition, she has taught as an adjunct instructor at Harris
Stowe State College and Saint Louis Community College at Forest
Park in the fields of management, accounting, information technology
and business administration. A Saint Louis native, Patton earned
a Master of Arts degree from Webster University and a Bachelor
of Arts degree from Howard University. She is currently studying
for a Master’s degree in social work from Washington University
in St. Louis.
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