Leadership Lecture Series Presents Baylor Alum John Hill

Nov. 5, 2010

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John Hill, a trial attorney and Baylor alumnus, will lecture as a part of the annual Leadership Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Kayser Auditorium on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture series, hosted by Baylor's Academy for Leader Development and Civic Engagement, is presented in the fall and spring to inspire students to get involved in leading today's society.

Hill will discuss transformational leadership or leadership that makes a substantial and lasting difference.

"We're going to explore the topic through examining the work of specific groups like International Justice Mission, One Book One Waco, and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau," Hill said. "The goal will be to encourage students to see opportunities around them now at Baylor and in the surrounding community where they can effect meaningful change and to provide practical guidance on how to develop the qualities necessary to bring about such change."

Prior to becoming a trial attorney with the law firm Vinson and Elkins in Houston, Hill received his bachelor's degree from Baylor in 2004, graduated from Harvard Law School in 2007 and clerked for United States District Judge Xavier Rodriguez in San Antonio from 2007 to 2008.

At Baylor, he studied Russian and political science, served as student body external vice president, freshman and sophomore class presidents and co-founded the One Book, One Waco program. He also is a Harry S. Truman Scholar, has served as chairperson for Baylor's Academy of Leader Development and Civic Engagement's Advisory Board and is involved with Advocates for Community Transformation, a non-profit group focused on community-driven transformation in Dallas.

The Academy for Leader Development and Civic Engagement was established in 2004 by the Division of Student Life at Baylor University. Each semester the Academy devotes its lectures to one of the Academy's leadership concentrations: leadership and contemporary social issues; leadership in public life; leadership in the church; and leadership through private enterprise.

For more information, visit http://www.baylor.edu/leadership/index.php?id=63986.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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