Lunch with a Leader is a series of round table discussions that offers students a chance to learn from the experience of seasoned professionals from a variety of fields as well as an opportunity to engage in conversation about the community as a whole.  

Guest speakers generally discuss the following: 

  • Brief history of their professional careers.
  • Detail the duties of their current position. 
  • Discuss their philosophy on leadership.  
  • Discuss lessons learned in leadership throughout their careers. 
  • Open for questions from the audience. 

Lunch is provided on a first come, first served basis.  

For questions or to suggest a guest speaker, please contact the Department of Campus Life at 479.968.0276 or  


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Round table discussions to learn from the experience of professionals from a variety of fields as well as an opportunity to engage in conversation.

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Past speakers have included: 

  • Carly Copeland Ashlock - Account Manager on the Procter & Gamble Walmart Business at Saatchi & Saatchi X
  • Dr. Tyler Tarver (AI Edition) - Director of Learning and Development and Tarver Academy Founder
  • LaTresha Woodruff - Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM)
  • Erica Warden - Director of Events for North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Panel of African American business owners in the River Valley
  • Jeff Pipkin, former President of Russellville Chamber of Commerce
  • Amber Styles Emberson, IT Security Communications Manager
  • Annie Bradley, Engineer at Arkansas Nuclear One
  • Yendel, Jones, Executive Director of Women Lead Arkansas
  • John Burris, Partner at Capitol Advisors Group
  • Andrea Lea, Arkansas State Auditor
  • Matt Disheroon, Regional Manager at Raymond Management Company
  • Laura Sink, Administrator at Arkansas Pediatric Facility
  • Jeff Horton, Operations Management team, Arkansas Nuclear One
  • Kristin Mangham, Membership and Special Events Director of Garden Woodland Gardens
  • Dr. Christy Bartlett, Pediatrician at Millard Henry Clinic
  • Angie White, Family/Community Partnership Manager for Save the Children Head Start
  • Richard Nickols, Vice President of Sales, East Broadcasters
  • Cora Wilson, Co-Owner, Forca Martial Arts & Fitness