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Opus Distinguished Speakers Program

Spring 2017 Speakers

Ravi Norman, CEO, Thor Construction
Shauen V. T. Pearce-Lassiter, Center Cities Competitiveness Initiative
R.T. Rybak, CEO and President, Minneapolis Foundation
Stella Whitney-West, CEO, Northpoint Health and Wellness Center (Moderator)

Join the Opus College of Business at the 2017 Opus Distinguished Speaker Panel event to gain insight and analysis from Ravi Norman, CEO of Thor Construction; Shauen V. T. Pearce-Lassiter, Director of the Center Cities Competitiveness Initiative, R.T. Rybak, CEO and President of Minneapolis Foundation; and Stella Whitney-West, CEO of Northpoint Health and Wellness Center. 

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About the Opus Distinguished Speaker

In December 1997, Opus Corporation funded an endowment at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business to develop an international speakers program. Today, the Opus Distinguished Speakers Program brings nationally recognized leaders of business, government and academia to campus for periods of up to five days. Those leaders invited to serve as Opus Speakers are chosen for their outstanding accomplishments, public service and character.

The purpose of the program is to expose students and faculty to the latest ideas and forces that are shaping American and international business. Leaders and executives, who face these issues daily, provide significant educational enrichment that complements the in-class curriculum. In addition, the program enhances the reputation of the business school by affording the greater community access to the visiting scholar.

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