Lubbock Christian University is holding a panel discussion, Business as a Calling, as a part of this year’s annual Thinking Critical initiative. Four distinguished guests will share their thoughts on the opportunities—and challenges—of serving God and serving others when using their talents in the business world. The panel will be facilitated on Wednesday, October 2, at 12:45pm in the Baker Conference Center on the LCU campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.
The panelists for this event include Dr. David Johnson, Dale Redman, Al Roberts, and Melisa Roberts, and the discussion will be moderated by Dr. Brian Starr. The panelist come with a history of business experience and success. Dr. Johnson is the professor of finance at Faulkner University in Alabama. Dale Redman has been a successful CEO of a reputable oil company, ProPetro Services, Inc. in Midland. Al Roberts worked as Vice President and General Manager of Qwest Communications in Denver, CO before recently relocating to Lubbock to be an Executive Consultant of the Jones Leadership Center. In her past 29 years of banking, Melisa Roberts has held a variety of senior positions for State National Bank and Wells Fargo, and she is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Lone Star State Bank of West Texas in Lubbock. Moderator Dr. Brian Starr is the Executive Vice President of LCU as well as a professor in the Business Administration department.
The panel is being sponsored by LCU Business Administration department. This year’s campus wide initiative, Thinking Critically and Christianly, is centered around vocation. The Thinking Critically initiatives began two years ago to enhance the quality of student academics. Past initiatives have asked students to think critically about poverty and civic engagement, and all initiatives are co-curricular, allowing academics to work closely with Student Affairs to plan interesting events for students.
Many professors require students to participate in events and will create assignments related to the topic. Each initiative involves speakers, film discussions, panel discussions, and other creative projects from students and faculty across the LCU campus.