Military general is guest speaker Saint Martin’s University Leadership Lecture Series

Oct. 15, 2013

MilitaryGeneral LACEY, Wash. – Major General Kenneth R. Dahl, deputy commanding general, I Corps and JBLM, will deliver the second lecture of the Leadership Lecture Series hosted by the Saint Martin’s University’s School of Business on Oct. 17.

Dahl, who previously served in the Pentagon on the Joint Staff as assistant deputy director for political military affairs, Middle East, will speak 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., in the Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, on the University’s Lacey campus. The event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend are requested to RSVP with an email to

Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business, initiated the lecture series for the 2013 – 2014 academic year as a forum that provides respected leaders from various walks of life the opportunity to reflect on the challenges of leadership within their respective careers. Dahl will talk about executing leadership from a military perspective.

Guest speakers are also encouraged to discuss their past, as well as current, leadership roles.

Timothy Stokes, Ph.D., president of South Puget Sound Community College, kicked off the lecture series in September with a talk on his role as a leader within an academic setting. Rob McKenna, who served two terms as attorney general of Washington state, will be the third guest speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

The lecture series is sponsored by Anchor Bank, Sunset Air Inc., and Northwest Harley-Davidson (Joe Deck, Saint Martin’s Class of ’84). Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Richard Beer, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business

Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager