Military general is guest speaker Saint Martin’s University Leadership Lecture Series
Oct. 15, 2013
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
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