Encore! events allow Cedarville to continue to invest in our alumni by offering an “encore performance” of the excellence they received as a student through breakout sessions featuring leaders in business. This is a free event, and it is open to alumni, current students, and friends of the University. Follow the link below to view recorded sessions.
Freedom to Flourish: Socialist Dreams. Market Realities.
A speaker series examining the implications of socialism. Spring Semester 2020. Sponsored by Acton Institute, The Charles Koch Foundation, Cedarville University's Center for Political Studies, Berry Chair for Free Enterprise, Cedarville University's School of Business Administration. Follow the link below to view recorded sessions.Freedom to Flourish Video Archive »
Distinguished Speakers Series
Since its inception in 2000, the Distinguished Speaker Series has provided business students with opportunities to learn from and interact with many prominent senior executives who have achieved professional success while modeling Christian business values.
This series plays a key role in the efforts of the Plaster School of Business to equip Cedarville business students, as the speakers help students gain valuable perspectives, identify new trends, and consider the latest ideas shaping domestic and international business. Presentations by Distinguished Speakers also enrich and complement the school curriculum, and assist the faculty goals of addressing the key issues and worldview challenges students will encounter in the business world.
Distinguished Speaker Series - Matt Hollis
Cedarville graduate Matt Hollis, founder and CEO of Elytus, spoke at the Fall 2022 Distinguished Speaker Series. Presented by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business in partnership with the School of Engineering.
Gospel Patrons: How business and ministry leaders partner to advance the gospel. John Rinehart, founder of Gospel Patrons and author of the book by the same name, spoke at the first of two Spring 2020 Distinguished Speaker Series.
Business Analytics: Preparing for the Future
Business Analytics Panelists: Jon Greenwood, Executive VP with Huntington National Bank; Tim Flavin, Gloval Finance & Business Management Analyst with J.P. Morgan Chase; Paulo Diniz, OTC Operations Analyst with INTL FCStone; Tyler Jantzi, J.P Morgan Chase intern, class of 2020
Anthony Muñoz, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Chairman of the Anthony Munoz Foundation, spoke at the Spring 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series.
Lori Thelen, Senior Vice President of The Marketing Arm, spoke at the Fall 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series. Presented by the School of Business Administration in partnership with the Department of Communication.
Eric Smith, Regional CFO of Cincinnati Market for Mercy Health, spoke at the 2018 School of Business Administration Distinguished Speaker Series.
Deborah Dishong, U.S. Silica
Deborah Dishong, VP of Financial Planning and Analysis, U.S. Silica, spoke at the 2017 School of Business Administration Distinguished Speaker Series.
Past Distinguished Speakers
Rex Brookings, Chick-fil-A Beavercreek, Owner
Dwight Nordstrom, Chairman (former President) of PRI