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Jeremy Hunter '94 Speaks At 2014 Wittenberg Series-Sponsored Opening Convocation

Springfield, Ohio – The Wittenberg Series kicks off its 2014-15 season with the traditional Opening Convocation, featuring a keynote address by management philosopher and assistant professor Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D., Wittenberg class of 1994, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in historic Weaver Chapel.

Hunter’s address is titled “Finding Your Way: Why Moments Matter!” The great-grandson of a sumo wrestler and assistant professor of practice at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, Hunter has spent more than a decade helping leaders relentlessly develop themselves while retaining their humanity in the face of monumental change and challenge.

Hunter created and teaches The Executive Mind, a series of demanding and transformative executive education courses dedicated to Drucker’s assertion that “You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first.”

Hunter’s courses seek to redefine and enhance productivity by cultivating quality of mind. His own experience living day-to-day for 17 years with a potentially terminal illness has informed his work considerably, especially after more than a dozen former students stepped forward as organ donors when Hunter needed life-saving surgery.

Featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Hunter received his Ph.D. from University of Chicago, under the direction of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. He co-founded the Quality of Life Research Center at the Drucker School of Management with Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura, where he served as co-research director from 1999 to 2004. Hunter also holds an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 

In addition to his keynote address at the Opening Convocation, Hunter will participate in a colloquium at 4 p.m. in Bayley Auditorium, Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center. All Wittenberg Series events are free and open to the public.

Now in its 32nd year, the Wittenberg Series brings distinguished lecturers and performing artists of national and international prominence to the Wittenberg campus and Springfield community. To make special arrangements, reserve a Series poster, or become a friend of the Wittenberg Series, contact Nuggie Libecap at libecapn@wittenberg.edu.

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