Warren Bennis Leadership Experience: "Leaders are Made"

The debate has gone on for decades. At the University of Cincinnati we believe leaders are made, not born. This inaugural 2017 conference topic is inspired by our university's commitment to experiential learning over the last 100 years.

The Warren Bennis Leadership Experience will celebrate 40 years of the University of Cincinnati becoming a state funded institution under the leadership of UC's 22nd President, Warren Bennis. As we approach our University's 200th birthday the aim of the student‐run event is in alignment with the University's plan to further define who we are and why we matter. The University of Cincinnati is where Dr. Bennis learned what it took to be a leader. Telling the "UC Bennis story" will ignite dreams and change the lives of our students and campus for years to come.

Keynote Speakers

Howard Schultz
Starbucks Coffee Company, Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer
It all started with a cup of coffee. Howard Schultz, chairman and chief executive officer of Starbucks, first walked into Starbucks in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1981. Howard was invited into conversation with these connoisseurs who took great care in not only finding and roasting the highest quality coffee, but also sharing their passion with others. Drawn to Seattle and its extraordinary coffee culture, Howard moved from his native New York and joined Starbucks, in 1982, as director of operations and marketing when Starbucks had only four stores.

Myron E. Ullman III '69, '06
Mr. Ullman is retired chairman and chief executive officer of JCPenney Company Inc. Prior to joining JCPenney in 2004, he held positions with LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, DFS Group Limited, R.H. Macy & Co., Inc., The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, Federated Department Stores, and IBM Corporation. He is a Director of Starbucks and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and member of the Advisory Board of Great Traditions Land & Development Co. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Taubman Centers, Inc.

Friday, April 7
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Tangeman University Center, Great Hall
2766 UC MainStreet
Cincinnati, OH 45221

Nearby parking is located at CCM Garage.


Registration is free. Sign up below.

For sponsorship information, please contact Jack FitzGerald.

RSVP Deadline: March 31



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