William Penn University invites the Greater Oskaloosa Community to attend the 2013 Fall Convocation
Oskaloosa, Iowa – William Penn University will be hosting its Fall Convocation on Tuesday, September 17 at 11:15 a.m. in the George Daily Auditorium. The keynote speaker this fall is current principal of Langston Global Enterprises, Ronald Langston.
Langston Global Enterprises is an entrepreneurial and business innovations consulting firm committed to business-to-business relations between U.S. businesses and the strategic pursuit of business relationships between small and medium enterprises in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the South Pacific Islanders, and Asia.
Mr. Langston served as Vice President for Administration and Organizational Management for EMCO Enterprises, Inc., of Des Moines, Iowa. His career includes the commercial real estate arena, micro-enterprise development, marketing, and legislative affairs. Mr. Langston’s federal career began as a Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Senator Roger Jepsen from 1979 to 1981. He then served as a Presidential Appointee during the Reagan Administration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC.
This year’s speaker is the first individual to officially hold the title of National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. He was appointed to his position by President George W. Bush in 2001. As the National Director, he transformed the Minority Business Development Agency from an administrative agency to an entrepreneurial organization, focusing on learning, knowledge management and performance verification of its core competencies. A central theme of his management and leadership is “empowerment through entrepreneurship.”
Langston’s speech titled “There is a Better Way Forward” will be well suited for the future leaders in the student body of William Penn University. The public is invited to attend the Fall Convocation as an opportunity to hear Langston’s remarks and to celebrate the start of William Penn University’s 140th year as an educational institution.