leadership program leadership seminar series

The Office of Leadership Programs hosts speakers each month who discuss leadership in the professional world and how our graduates can differentiate themselves as individuals with a leadership education.  This series is offered in conjunction with the junior-level course in the Leadership Curriculum, Leadership Seminar Series (LDR 3000). Be sure to check the Service Events Calendar for additional opportunities for leadership development!

 For questions or to RSVP for any of these events, or if you are interested in serving as a speaker in Leadership Seminar Series, email Brian Craigo, bcraigo@ltu.edu

 October 2014

Ken Cook, Department Chair and Professor of Engineering Technology
Lawrence Technological University
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Room C406 (Taubman Bldg. Welcome Center - Fourth Floor)

Kenneth J. Cook is chair of the Department of Engineering Technology a long-time engineering executive and an adjunct professor at Lawrence Technological University since 1965. Professor Cook brings to the department years of experience in engineering design, engineering management, and technical marketing. His enthusiasm for teaching, varied industrial contacts, and seeing the success of our students makes him unique in this position.


John Knowles, Former Executive Director for Development and Alumni Relations at Stetson University College of Law and Former Director of Development and External Affairs at Ave Maria School Law
Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Room M218

Knowles worked previously in senior level positions in state government in Michigan, including service as chief-of-staff to a member of the Michigan House of Representatives and director of external affairs for the Michigan attorney general.
Knowles earned a B.A. at Western Michigan University and a J.D. at Michigan State University College of Law. He also holds a fellowship certificate from Michigan State University for completing a specialized, highly selective curriculum teaching fundraising and strategic communications practices. He also has a specialization in fundraising and public relations, as well as an outstanding record of quantifiable fundraising success including record-setting annual receipts.



Tony Kaczmarek, President and Owner of Kors Engineering (Waterford, MI)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Room M218

Kors Engineering provides comprehensive plant floor and facility systems integration and automation. For 35 years Kors Engineering has delivered its customers in Southeast Michigan and the Midwest efficient systems that provide the best total cost of ownership through flexibility, scalability, and longevity.
Having over 25 years of experience per employee on average, Kors Engineering provides a diverse group of services, all directed towards creating customer value through greater operator and equipment efficiency. Our experience in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering provides value added solutions to all of Kors’ customers.



Check back for additional seminars for November and December 2014 in the coming days.


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