The Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series Presents Humanitarian Hugh Evans

Jan. 25, 2016
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WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) – The Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series has invited Hugh Evans, Australian humanitarian and founder of The Oaktree Foundation and the Global Poverty Project, to speak on Baylor’s campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Barfield Drawing Room.

Evans believes youth advocacy and volunteerism to be the key to fighting poverty around the world. With the Oaktree Foundation, Evans works to build both community and political support to end extreme poverty, providing aid to countries in need across the Asian Pacific. The Global Poverty Project is an organization with a mission to increase the number and effectiveness of global citizens to end extreme poverty by 2030.

“Hugh will discuss his story and inspiration behind his work, his methods for leading social change, the work, scope and goals of the Global Poverty Project and the impact he’s been able to make,” said Amy Kellner, Student Leadership Coordinator at Baylor.

“We are excited to invite Hugh Evans to our Leadership Lecture Series because he is a global activist that is serving his calling in a diverse and interconnected global society. Hugh has great goals and initiatives that are positively impacting our world,” Kellner said.

The Academy for Leader Development was started in 2004 by Baylor University Student Life, bringing national and international speakers to Baylor’s campus to introduce students to the variety of complexity of leadership needs in society. The Academy was established with the intent of creating a common place for diverse individuals to study, research and practice leadership while benefitting from collaboration in the context of a Christian worldview.

Upcoming guests for the spring series include domestic violence activist Beverly Gooden, and the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, a civil rights hero.

This event is free and open to the public. Barfield Drawing Room is located in the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.

For more information, contact Amy Kellner.

by Bethany Harper, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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