UTD Lecture Series to Feature Gen. Tommy Franks

Four-star United States Army General Tommy Franks will deliver a dinner address, “Leadership, Management . . . and the Difference,” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas as part of The Leadership Center at UTD’s 2005-06 Excellence in Leadership Speakers Series.  Tickets cost $125 each. The Leadership Center at UTD is part of The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management.

Prior to his address, Gen. Franks will deliver a free lecture for UTD students from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the UTD Conference Center.

Gen. Franks gained his incisive views on leadership during an almost four-decade military career that culminated in his role as Commander in Chief, United States Central Command, in which he planned and executed combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. His autobiography, American Soldier, is a New York Times bestseller.

The 2005-06 lecture series is being sponsored by a $200,000 grant from Wachovia Bank.  The second speaker in the series, well-known business leader and author Jim Collins, is scheduled to give a lecture April 4.

The Excellence in Leadership Speakers Series features prominent leaders, scholars, government officials and business executives who share their experiences with UTD students, faculty, staff and others from the Dallas community. 

More information on the Excellence in Leadership Speakers Series is available at http://som.utdallas.edu/leadership or by contacting Jerry Hoag, director of The Leadership Center at UTD, at 972-883-4235.