McCord Lecture Series


The McCord Lecture Series brings prominent business executives to the Bradley University campus to meet with students, faculty, and the community to discuss managerial and organizational applications. This series was made possible through the financial support of Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company and named in honor of business role model and community leader, Robert A. McCord.

Through this series, attendees get the chance to meet leaders like ones they may read about in BusinessWeek and The Wall Street Journal and to discuss the challenges of leading a major enterprise. Recent speakers include Michele Sullivan, President of the Caterpillar Foundation and Director of Corporate Social Innovation, Mike Dalton, President of Maui Jim, and John “Ozzy” Osborne, President and CEO of BBDO New York.

Recent Events

The Foster College of Business welcomed Shannon Schuyler, Principal – Chief Purpose Officer, Responsible Business Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and President of PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc, for the 42nd McCord Lecture on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

As a strong voice in the global business community, Shannon is working to infuse purpose into PwC’s core business strategy by elevating the global conversation on building trust, collaboration and acting with intention and meaning in every practice, service offering and engagement. She serves as a managing editor of Huffington Post's What's Working initiative and is helping to redefine the role of purpose as a critical vehicle for driving organizational performance.