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Darshana Palkar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance Professor Darshana Palkar

”With each teaching assignment, I continuously strive to better myself; to be more approachable to my students; to be more patient with them; to understand them better; to communicate better; and, finally, to transform my perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm for teaching into a more fun-loving and educative experience.”

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Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series

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About The Distinguished Lecture Series

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The Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) was established by Dean Emeritus Randolph A. Pohlman to inspire students by giving them a glimpse into the minds of successful and outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Distinguished lecturers articulate lessons learned and provide insight into our often complex business world. Students and the business community benefit from discussions ranging from business ethics to the practical application of academic theory. The general format of the DLS is a presentation, followed by questions and answers, or our speaker may simply "tell their story" and allow our audience to pose questions thereafter.

Initially created for students, the DLS has grown to include undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, business leaders and distinguished members of our community.

Our past distinguished lecturers include: Jack Welch, Larry Bossidy, The Honorable Clarence Thomas, Robert L. Johnson, Alan Potamkin, Ronald Bergeron, Stephen A. Ross, Ph.D., and H. Wayne Huizenga (recipient of Ernst and Young's 2005 World Entrepreneur of the Year).

High profile entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in participating as a Distinguished Lecture Series speaker should contact the Office of Development at  (954) 262-5008.

Dean Emeritus Pohlman interviews H. Wayne Huizenga





Recent Speakers


Neal Asbury Lecture
Neal Asbury,
CEO, The Legacy Companies
Richard Goudis Lecture
Richard P. Goudis,
COO, Herbalife Ltd.

Dr. Kingsley Chin
Dr. Kingsley R. Chin,
President, CEO and CTO, Spine Frontier, Inc.
James Donnelly Lecture
James Donnelly,
Founder and CEO, Castle Group

Guy Harvey
Guy C. McN. Harvey,
Artist, Scientist, Cinematographer, Guy Harvey, Inc. Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Past Events


Ben Baldanza Lecture
Ben Baldanza,
President & CEO, Spirit Airlines
Grant Cardone Lecture
Grant Cardone,
International Sales Expert, Author, Coach

Paul S. Hill
Paul S. Hill,
Director of Mission Operations, at NASA Johnson Space Center
Seth Goldman Lecture
Seth Goldman,
President and TeaEO of Honest Tea