Journeys in Leadership

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Established in 2020 by the College of Liberal Arts “Forward” task force, Journeys in Leadership (JIL) is a nonpartisan, non-political speaker series generously supported by the Becker Endowment fund. The aim of the series is to highlight the successes (and challenges) of an eclectic mix of local, state, national and international leaders from across a range of professional and academic experiences.

Stressing the importance of a liberal arts education, the common thread of the JIL speakers is their commitment to community discourse and living active, healthy lives. Whether considering the life skills of a renowned poet, the musical and business acumen of a symphony CEO, or the dedication to international service of an aid worker, each of these carefully selected speakers has been invited to Benedictine University to share their life’s journey, with the primary goal of teaching and inspiring our students.

Journeys in Leadership events are held in person and, in some cases, via Zoom, and all are free and open to the public.

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Nashville Drummer
Chris McHugh

Thursday, April 4
4:00 p.m. Drum Clinic
(5:30 p.m. Private VIP Reception – by Invitation only-
Thanks to all that registered – the VIP registration is closed)

7:00-9:00 p.m. Conversation and Audience Q/A

Goodwin Auditorium & Goodwin 411

One of Nashville’s most sought after studio drummers, percussionists, and music producers, Chris McHugh will be at BenU for a free afternoon drum clinic and evening talk.

During a remarkable career spanning more than three decades, Chris has played with a virtual “Who’s Who” of musical artists, including Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, The Doobie Brothers, Lionel Richie, and Jordan Davis.

We hope to see you here in person!
If you are unable to join us,
use the link below to register to attend via ZOOM!

Phil Hardy, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Department of Society, Justice and Politics
College of Liberal Arts
[email protected]
(630) 829-6292

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