BATON ROUGE – LSU Chancellor Michael Martin will speak at the next LSU Executive Education “Breakfast to Business” seminar, which will be held Tuesday July 21, 2009, from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at Café Américain. Café Américain is located at 7521 Jefferson Highway.
The primary topics Martin will address during the seminar will be the recently ended legislative session’s impact on LSU, the future outlook for the university, how and why LSU is important to Louisiana’s business and industry and how LSU will continue to serve as a resource to the business community of Baton Rouge and the surrounding area.
"As the champion of LSU, Chancellor Martin has faced many challenges, similar to ones faced by business leaders within our community," said Robin Kistler, director of LSU Executive Education. "We are delighted he is willing to share his experiences and his vision for the flagship university of LSU."
Martin assumed the chancellorship of LSU on August 1, 2008. Prior to his appointment as LSU’s eighth chancellor, he established a distinguished career in higher education, serving most recently as president of New Mexico State University. Before arriving at NMSU in 2004, Martin served for six years as vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida, leading the university's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences with more than 3,000 employees statewide. He was elevated to senior vice president of the University of Florida shortly before being selected as NMSU's president
A native of Crosby, Minn., Martin earned a bachelor's in business and economics and a master's in economics at Minnesota State University’s Mankato State College. He received his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 1977. Martin’s areas of specialization are prices, international trade, public policy, transportation and business logistics. He and his wife, Jan, have two children, both adopted from South Korea.
Registration for the event is $25 per participant, which includes a full breakfast, coffee, juice and the opportunity to meet with LSU experts and business professionals from the Baton Rouge area. Registration can be completed online at www.executive.lsu.edu.
“Breakfast to Business” is a monthly program held on the third Tuesday of each month and aims to provide timely and practical information and solutions regarding current business topics that affect the Baton Rouge community from a local, regional and national perspective. For more information, contact Robin Kistler at email@example.com or 225-578-1190.
LSU Executive Education provides business acumen and leadership development training to mid-level and senior-level professionals through short courses and workshops. The program serves as an advocate and resource to the business community and the development of their management teams. LSU Executive Education is housed within the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. Visit executive.lsu.edu for more information on our course offerings or call 225-578-1190.