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President Rita Hartung Cheng’s

Distinguished Speaker Series

Steve Pemberton

Friday, January 26, at 8 p.m.

Prochnow Auditorium

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Northern Arizona University seeks to enhance education and understanding by fostering an environment in which to nurture and broaden perspectives.

The President’s Distinguished Speaker Series at Northern Arizona University offers students, faculty, staff, and members of our community opportunities to hear from, and engage with, nationally recognized thought leaders about important possibilities, issues, and challenges in our world today.

Support from our donors will allow NAU to provide access to the Speaker Series at no charge. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Our next speaker

Steve Pemberton
Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance,  and best-selling author

Steve Pemberton’s story is about defying seemingly insurmountable odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker.

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High Country Conference Center garage is reserved for this event and the gates will be open for public parking