St. Philip's College Announces the 2013 - 2014
President's Lecture Series line-up
Daymond John - February 13, 2014, 11a.m., Watson Fine Arts Center
A young entrepreneur, industry pioneer, and highly regarded marketing expert, as well as a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success, are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. Over the last 20 years, John has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to one of the most sought-after branding experts and business and motivational speakers in the country. complete bio
Recent President's Lecture Series Speaker
Wil Haygood - October 24, 2013, 11a.m., Watson Fine Arts Center
Acclaimed Washington Post reporter Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election. When he did, Haygood wanted to publish an article about a black person who worked in the White House as a servant, someone who had come of age when segregation was so widespread and embedded in the culture as to make the very thought of a black president inconceivable.
He struck gold when he tracked down Eugene Allen, a butler who had served no less than eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. The result was The Butler: A Witness to History, a portrait of Eugene Allen’s lifelong journey, from his birth in 1919 on a southern plantation to his years in service at the White House. While the movie ostensibly aims to chronicle the life of a humble servant to the President in the White House, through his eyes, we are provided a broad examination of the history of Black Americans in the latter half of the twentieth century. The book, which quickly became a bestseller, was released in tandem with the motion picture, Lee Daniels’ The Butler—for which Haygood serves as associate producer— and stars Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
"Yesterday, Today, Forever:
Still a Point of Pride in the Community"
The St. Philip’s College President’s Lecture Series provides opportunities for the college and the community to hear speakers’ perspectives on a broad range of local, regional, national and international issues. The lectures are provided at no cost to the audience and are designed to attract students, faculty, and staff as well as the greater San Antonio Community.
View our previous President's Lecture Series speakers.