Theresa S. Falcon Executive Speaker Series


The purpose of the Theresa S. Falcon Executive Speaker Series is to bring regionally and nationally known professionals to Bradley University's campus in order to enhance the learning experience of the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program’s students and the surrounding community. Speakers support the experience of the program – transformation that involves becoming more knowledgeable, analytical, effective, and confident business leaders.

This series has been made possible through the financial support of the late Dr. Theresa S. Falcon.

Upcoming Events

The Falcon Speaker Series continues in 2020 as we welcome Chris Van Gorder, CEO, Scripps Health. Please join us for Influencing Culture through Front-Line Leadership on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Bradley University's Business & Engineering Convergence Center.

Chris Van Gorder’s rise to health care executive and national health care leader has been unconventional. His journey began as a hospital patient, when as a police officer he was critically injured during a family dispute call. After a lengthy recovery, he started a new career in hospital security, continued his education in health care management and rose to levels of increased responsibility.

In this enlightening and authentic keynote, Chris shares the front-line lessons he’s learned along the way. He offers current and aspiring leaders a different approach to business success — one that bridges the distance with front-line employees and builds a culture that can sustain an organization in bad times, good times and times of extreme change.