The late Richard P. Gifford was a vice president for General Electric and a leader in the business, civic, educational, and religious life of the Lynchburg community. After his death, friends and business colleagues established the Richard P. Gifford Endowment in his honor and memory. The endowment helps fund the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics series, which features outstanding executives and scholars in business, leadership, and economics.
Daymond John, a renowned entrepreneur and star of “Shark Tank,” will share his perspective on life and business in a talk at the University of Lynchburg at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in Turner Gymnasium.
Critically acclaimed author and speaker Charlene Li will present “Responsible Leadership in the Digital Age” for the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Leadership and Ethics on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom.
Lance Secretan, author of The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch, will give the 2014 Gifford Lecture on Business Leadership and Ethics, entitled “Inspiration: What Sets Great Leaders and Organizations Apart,” on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Moral Intelligence: Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Success is the subject of the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.
James F. Parker, CEO and vice chairman of the board of Southwest Airlines from 2001 through 2004, will deliver the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics on October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“Culture: Bad Apple or Bad Barrel?” is the subject of the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics by Marianne M. Jennings on Monday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.
“Green Marketing in a Bad Economy” is the subject of a Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics by Mark Glickman on March 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center at Lynchburg College.
Sherron Watkins, the woman who blew the whistle on Enron, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.
“Ethics and National Security: Striking a Balance in Decision Making” is the topic of a talk by W. George Jameson, former Central Intelligence Agency senior attorney, at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, Lynchburg College.