Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Speaker Series

About

On-campus visits from top executives, business owners and professionals provide perspectives about real-world and relevant issues in business. With the assistance of individual academic department heads, the Office of Advancement coordinates these visits from alumni and friends. For more information on the Trulaske College of Business's speaker series, please e-mail umcbusinessdev@missouri.edu or call 573-882-6768.

Series Information

The Distinguished Alumni Lecture provides an opportunity for students and faculty to interact with successful executives and renowned scholars. The focal point of the Distinguished Alumni Lecture is a talk given usually in the late afternoon to students, faculty and perhaps some local business people. Visits revolve around the individual executive's area of expertise such as accounting, finance, management or marketing. Typically, the Distinguished Alumni Lecturer visits campus for at least one full day.

Executive Luncheon provides current students the opportunity to ask questions and learn more from College of Business alumni and friends. Luncheons are limited to three students per executive. Visits revolve around the individual executive's area of expertise such as accounting, finance, management, or marketing. Typically, the executive visits campus for at least one full day, but always during lunch time.

Professor-for-a-Day is the opportunity for alumni and business leaders to visit campus and meet with students and faculty in formal and informal settings which contributes significantly to the fulfillment of the college’s overall educational mission. Another purpose of the program is to promote a partnership between the college and industry partners. Visits revolve around the individual executive's area of expertise such as accounting, finance, management or marketing. Professor-for-a-day may visit as few as one class or up to a full day's schedule.

The Schram Lecture in International Business provides faculty and students from across campus the opportunity to interact with a prominent leader in the international business community. Lecturers meet with students and faculty in formal and informal settings. Visits revolve around the individual executive's area of expertise. Every effort is made over the years to cover issues from the various parts of the world that are dramatically shaping the global business landscape. Typically, the Schram lecturer visits campus for at least one full day. This lecture series is generously supported by John Schram (BS PA'58).

The Scott CEO Forum provides faculty and students the opportunity to interact with a top business executive from a highly-successful company who is not a Mizzou graduate. Another aspect of the program is to promote a partnership between the college and industry partners. These visits revolve around the individual lecturer's area of expertise. The focal point of the Scott CEO Forum consists of a talk given usually in the late afternoon to students and faculty which is open to campus and the local business community. Visits revolve around the individual executive's area of expertise such as accounting, finance, management or marketing. Typically, the Scott CEO Forum lecturer visits campus for a day. This lecture series is generously supported by Tom (BS BA '58) and Betty Scott.

The Vaughan Executive-in-Residence Program (EIR) provides the opportunity for leaders in business to visit campus and meet with students and faculty in formal and informal settings. This interaction among students, faculty, and key members of the professions covered by the college contributes significantly to the fulfillment of the overall educational mission. Another purpose of the program is to promote a partnership between the college and industry partners. The EIR visits should consist of prominent alumni who are at least at the vice-presidential level in their company. Visits revolve around the individual executive's area of expertise such as accounting, finance, management, marketing or real estate. At a minimum, executive-in-residence schedules focus on two days of classes and informal meetings. This lecture series is generously endowed by Juanita J. Vaughan.

The Dean's Business Issues Forum is a periodic panel discussion providing opportunity for alumni and business leaders to visit campus and meet with students and faculty in a formal setting. The forum contributes to the college's overall educational mission and promotes business partnerships. The panel should consist of individuals who are viewed as experts in their field and will address current issues. Typically, the Dean's Business Issues panel discussion would occur during an afternoon, large group lecture which is open to the public.

The Dawdy Speaker Series fosters the study of fraud examination and forensic investigations and covers high-profile, national or regional roles in regulation, watchdog/oversight, and/or enforcement. Speakers usually present on Thursday or Friday during the fall semester. This series is generously supported by Jay Dawdy (BSAcc ’89), President of Gryphon Investigations.

The Orin Ethics Symposium increases awareness of ethics issues in accountancy, business, and law through a major thought-leader in business ethics, corporate governance, and/or regulation. Speakers usually present on a Friday in mid- to late April. The symposium is generously supported by Richard M. Orin (BS BA ’49).