Distinguished Speaker Series

As a business student at ACU, you will have opportunities to sit at the feet of some of the greatest business leaders in the world. What better way to gain marketplace knowledge than to interact with an executive from a global organization? 

Serving is Serious Business
Reflections on servant leadership in the workplace

Please join us for a special luncheon event with Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of AFC Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, on Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 a.m. in the Hunter Welcome Center on the campus of Abilene Christian University.

Register online for this event

For campus partners, purchase tickets with a FOAP 

Current students can attend for free! Reserve your spot online

Leaders are people who influence outcomes; in that sense, every one of us is a leader. Do you know your personal purpose for leadership? Are you taking your leadership role seriously? Have you decided what kind of leader you will be? Will your leadership make a difference?

Cheryl will offer her perspective on leadership in the workplace. She believes passionately that the world needs a new kind of leader, a leader that models both high competence and high character. For Christians, she sees a God-given purpose for work. And if He gives us such a purpose, we must act on it. Come be challenged to take your leadership to a higher level.

Learn more about Cheryl Bachelder



Previous Speakers

Others who have been part of the Distinguished Speaker Series include:

  • Jessica Jackley, Co-founder, Kiva
  • Blake Mycoskie, Founder, TOMS
  • Jim Lentz, President, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
  • John Aden, Senior Vice President, International Operations and International Market Support, Walmart Stores, Inc.
  • Michael Dell, Founder and CEO, Dell, Inc.
  • Ginger Graham, Former President and CEO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals
  • Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft

Distinguished Speakers Series


Join COBA as we welcome Mike Duke, the fourth CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., on October 14, 2014 for our spring Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon.  


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