ATU to Host Renowned Leadership Expert for Lecture

John Maxwell

New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell will offer the Arkansas Tech University College of Business Distinguished Lecture Series address for the spring 2021 semester.

Maxwell, who has sold more than 33 million books in fifty languages, will appear virtually at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17. His remarks will focus on the topic of ethics.

ATU faculty, staff, students and guests may attend the lecture online at

A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award and the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Maxwell oversees the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, EQUIP and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation.

“I’ve always dreamed of impacting the world and changing lives one at a time,” wrote Maxwell for his website, “I’ve stayed a student of personal growth and development. Why? Because I believe it has the power to change us individually, connect communities, be a catalyst to corporations and transform countries around the world.”

Maxwell’s appearance is made possible by an anonymous gift in support of the ATU College of Business.

The lecture is part of a month-long focus on ethics within the ATU College of Business. Guest speaker Beth-Anne Bygum, chief security and compliance officer at Acxiom, offered her perspective on the topic to ATU business students and faculty during a virtual presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 3. ATU business students will participate in a competition testing their knowledge of ethics on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

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