DYNAMIC DUO COMES TO LINCOLN TO SPEAK
AT GARY MICHELSON EXECUTIVE LECTURE SERIES
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Robert and Valerie Morris, whose separate
careers can be described as models of success, will share
their expertise with Lincoln University students when they
appear as presenters at the Gary Michelson Executive Lecture
Series on Monday, October 22 in Dickey Hall.
The Gary Michelson Executive Lecture Series, named in honor
of a Lincoln University alumnus, invites nationally known
executives to speak to students on various topics impacting
business and industry.
Robert Morris is the founder and president
of the Center for Diversity Assessments, Analysis and Audits,
a New York-based advisory and consulting company that develops
business based, sustainable and cost justifiable strategies
for managing staff and employees. The company also deals
with multicultural, diversity and emerging market strategies
that enhance the talent pool, increase productivity and
expand individual responsibility.
Robert Morris had extensive management
experience with Fortune 500 companies, including Revlon,
Proctor & Gamble and
IBM. He also served as president of SimplyTV.com, an
interactive online-on-demand television entertainment network.
Valerie Morris, on the other hand,
is a distinguished former journalist who won an Emmy Award
as an anchor on domestic and international business on
CNN. She left the cable
network to pursue another passion, financial literacy for
women and people of color.
Her broadcast career spans more
than 35 years and began in San Francisco at stations KRON
and KGO, where she was a researcher and general assignment
reporter. She later
was the morning drive anchor at KCBS radio and anchor at
KCBS-TV in Lost Angeles.
Valerie Morris has received numerous
awards for reporting, including three Emmy awards for both
breaking news events and special reports. She was
a major contributor to the KCBS reporting team that won
a Peabody Award in 1989 for coverage of the earthquake
that shook California and destroyed a portion of the San
Francisco Bay Bridge.
The Morrises live in Tucson, Arizona.
Founded in 1854, Lincoln
University is a premier, historically Black University that
combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based
undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs
to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological
and global society. The University is nationally
recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate
degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics);
computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln
has an enrollment of 2,423 undergraduate and graduate students.
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