February 12, 2003
Purdue expands, markets Speakers Bureau
Purdue University is expanding its Speakers Bureau, which pairs faculty and staff with community groups, schools and other organizations looking for guest speakers.
"Purdue faculty and staff have a long tradition of sharing their expertise with the public," said Purdue President Martin C. Jischke. "As part of the university's engagement effort, we're reaching out to groups that need Purdue speakers so that our faculty and staff not only can share their expertise, but also listen and learn from the residents of Indiana."
Joseph L. Bennett, who as vice president for university relations oversees the effort, said, "My staff will be contacting thousands of organizations, asking if we can help locate speakers for their upcoming events."