HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2008 – High Point University will host the Woodrow Wilson Scholar Lecture, featuring special guest lecturer Kathleen O’Neil. The lecture, titled “America’s Changing Place in the World,” will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 17 in the Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall. The event is open to the public.
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the United States for weeklong residencies of teaching and dialogue with students and faculty members.
O’Neil will also meet with students in small groups and will address classes, including Free Enterprise and Capitalism, Managerial Economics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Accounting, Management Information Systems and Honors Senior Seminar.
O’Neil, president and CEO of Liberty Street Advisors, LLC – a company she established in 2001 – previously headed IBM’s Global Financial Markets Infrastructure Group and served in a series of executive roles for 24 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations, where she co-chairs a roundtable on “Technology, Innovation and American Primacy.” She also serves on the Economic Club of New York and the National Association of Corporate Directors, and is a member of the boards of directors of John Carroll University, Guidance Software and MetLife Bank, N.A.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at .
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