Visiting Executive Seminar to discuss ‘Who Needs a College Education?’

Jim O'Donnell
Troy Irick

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s Visiting Executive Seminar brings together business leaders and HU business students to discuss important issues in today’s business world. On April 12, the seminar will discuss “Who Needs a College Education?” The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Habecker Dining Commons.

The seminar is led by Jim O’Donnell, Executive-In-Residence and Emeritus Standing, and Troy Irick, vice president for strategy and innovation.

The seminar will review articles from USA Today and the American Scholar, which argue whether a college education is really for everyone.

“Oscar Wilde thought that education was wasted on the young. Was he right? Should we keep pushing for everyone to have a college education? As we get older, and hopefully wiser, maybe the benefits of our education help us see life in a new and richer way,” O’Donnell said.

Attendees are invited to stay for a fellowship time over lunch following the program.

Attendance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by April 3. RSVP to Linda Schmitz at 260-359-4042 or

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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