Business Leadership Conference

The College of Business held its fourth annual Business Leadership Conference on April 10 and 11 in Mendenhall Student Center, bringing in local titans of industry who spoke to more than 1,700 business students.

The conference helps to prepare students for the realities of the business world in a professional conference environment while providing opportunities to interact with ECU’s Business Advisory Council members, esteemed alumni, employers, and community members. The two-day event complements the intensive leadership preparation that students receive during enrollment in the business program.

Presenters spoke about leadership experiences and lessons learned. The conference kicked-off with a keynote address followed by 35 breakout sessions. The Business Leadership Conference was free for juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the College of Business, and made possible by generous donations from conference sponsors.

Stan Eakins, dean of the College of Business, said, “This is a tremendous event that inspires and informs our students, and the presenters touch lives in ways they can’t imagine. ECU is known as the Leadership University, and this event shows how the College of Business is determined to lead in the development of tomorrow’s business leaders.”