Leadership in Free Enterprise Conference Set for June 6-9

June 2, 1999

WACO, Texas -- The Leadership In Free Enterprise (L.I.F.E.) Conference sponsored by Baylor University's Center for Private Enterprise and the Rotary clubs of Central Texas will take place at Baylor June 6-9.

The conference provides seminars and leadership training to Central Texas students who are approaching their senior year in high school and are selected based on their academic performance and leadership potential.

Dr. James W. Henderson, professor and the Ben H. Williams Professor of Economics at Baylor, is director of the conference. The program has been scheduled to allow for hands-on training and experience, as well as classroom instruction.

Activities include a tour of the Gulf States Paper plant and a visit to the Free Enterprise Institute at the Dr Pepper Museum. Each student will visit an area business headed by a Rotarian, where they will discuss the skills required to run a business and other important factors concerning that profession.

Dr. Joe Cox, professor of management, will give a talk to students titled "Your Generation," and Thomas Odegaard, lecturer in economics and assistant director of the Economic Education Programs, will discuss "How Markets Work." There will be other seminars as well, featuring various speakers and instructors.

A panel discussion will include Dr. Mark Dunn, professor of marketing, Dr. Leslie Palich, associate professor of management, and Dr. Samuel Seaman, associate professor of quantitative business analysis, who will discuss "Expanding Your Horizons."

The L.I.F.E. program began in 1978 to offer students training, knowledge and leadership skills that would benefit them in all aspects of life, including careers in free enterprise. The program also received Rotary International's Distinguished Service award in 1982.

For more information, call the Baylor department of economics at (254) 710-2263.

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