OLLI Lectures

Progress Report on Quest Charter Academy

Join OLLI as we learn about Quest Charter Academy from Glen Barton, retired Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. Quest opened in the fall of 2010 and is a "choice school" within District 150, concentrating on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The mission of Quest is to prepare all students for entry into four year universities and the workforce of the future. Quest is now in its third year of operation, and this evening we will focus on progress to date. Key performance measures will be reviewed as well as what Quest is doing to ensure student success.

Date and Time

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Light refreshments served from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Presentation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location and Parking

Bradley University
Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
Peplow Pavilion and Terrace, 3rd Floor
816 N Tobias
Peoria, IL 61606

Parking is available in any blue or white-lined space on campus.

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Glen Barton is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois. He joined the company as a college graduate trainee in 1961. He held numerous positions throughout the world during his 43-year career, prior to being elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in February 1999. Barton is on the Valmont Industries Board of Directors, was a member of the President’s Export Council, and has served as a Global Advisor to The Conference Board and as a trustee of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award Foundation. He was also a member of The Business Council, The Business Roundtable, and the Illinois Business Roundtable. He is the past Chairman of the Peoria Civic Federation and was a founding director of Peoria NEXT.


Your FREE registration is funded from a "Lagniappe" grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation. Though seating is plentiful, registration is required.

If you need to cancel, contact Continuing Education as soon as possible:  (309) 677-3900.

Lectures are held rain or shine, unless inclement weather closes Bradley University.