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Williams Lecture: “Working Diversity, Diversifying Work: The Work Universities Must Anticipate”

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Wednesday, March 28



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW, 1st Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
LeCraw Auditorium


Please join the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech for the Thomas R. Williams Distinguished Lecture featuring Earl Lewis, Former President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Under his guidance, the Foundation reaffirmed its commitment to the humanities, the arts, and higher education by emphasizing the importance of continuity and change. Join us as Mr. Lewis discusses Working Diversity, Diversifying Work: The Work Universities Must Anticipate.

The Williams Lecture is a special event of the Impact Speaker Series organized by Georgia Tech Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Scheller College of Business.

This event is free and open to the public.

About Thomas R. Williams

The Williams lecture is named in honor of Thomas R. Williams, a 1950 graduate of Georgia Tech who died in 2002.

After graduation, Williams worked as an industrial engineer and then a management consultant before joining National City Bank of Cleveland in 1965. He became chairman of that bank in 1969, three years before being named president of First National Bank of Atlanta.

He guided First National from third place to first in metro Atlanta deposits, eventually helping arrange that bank’s merger with Wachovia in 1985. He became chairman of the board of Wachovia, and then retired in 1987.

More than a talented executive, Williams was an important civic leader, volunteering for many cultural and educational organizations. He served as president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the United Negro College Fund, among many other activities.

The Thomas R. Williams Distinguished Lecture is a special event of the Impact Speaker Series, organized by Georgia Tech's Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the Impact Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni, and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders.

The series is free and open to the public.