Rob McKenna is guest speaker at Saint Martin’s University Leadership Lecture Series

Nov. 15, 2013

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LACEY, Wash. – Rob McKenna, former attorney general for Washington, will be the third guest of the Leadership Lecture Series hosted by the Saint Martin’s University’s School of Business Wednesday, Nov. 20.

McKenna, who served two terms as attorney general, from January 2005 to January 2013, is scheduled to 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

McKenna has also served on the Metropolitan King County Council and has held numerous community leadership positions with public schools and foundations.

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 with the opportunity to reflect on the challenges of leadership within their respective careers. Guest speakers are also encouraged to discuss their past, as well as current, leadership roles. McKenna will discuss his leadership experience as a public official.

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. Major General Kenneth R. Dahl, deputy commanding general, I Corps and JBLM, presented the second lecture, which focused on his role as a military leader.

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