Griggs Center Hosts Founder of Warwick GroupPosted September 30, 2011
R. Paul Sprague, Chairman and CEO of Warwick Group, Inc., a private equity firm, shared his experience and expertise with ACU students and faculty, as part of a speaker series hosted by the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy.
Sprague is a successful entrepreneur and has been active in the acquisition, management and sale of companies since founding the Warwick Group in 1970. He is very active in a number of professional and community organizations, including having served as a member of the Entrepreneurship Board and Guest Lecturer at Georgetown University.
“One of our goals is to invite engaging and successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences with the ACU community,” said Dr. Jim Litton, director of the Griggs Center. “It is a great opportunity for students to make connections for the future and to gain insight for their own entrepreneurial journeys.”
Sprague has acquired or developed over 40 companies in a variety of fields including: department stores, textiles, laboratories, banking, restaurants, toy manufacturing, drug treatment, textbook development, advertising specialties, computers, appliance manufacturing mortgage marketing, machine tools and steel products.
About the Griggs Center
ACU’s Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy offers a unique learning experience through its commitment to encourage students to include philanthropic goals in their entrepreneurial pursuits. Through classroom instruction, mentoring opportunities and hands-on experience, the Griggs Center equips students to imagine and launch new ventures. The Griggs Center encourages integrating faith with the entrepreneurial journey in a way that positions the successful to give back along the way. The Griggs Center is a program of ACU’s College of Business Administration.
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