Business Leaders Network to Welcome Former Governor

Southwestern Christian University is proud to welcome former Oklahoma Governor David Hall as the  university continues its Business Leaders Network series on Thursday, February 19.

BLN is open to Business Leaders in the community and advanced registration is required at www.swcu.edu/bln. The event on February 19th will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the North Dorm Conference Center on the Bethany campus.

The SCU Business Leadership Network is held four times throughout the year. The first speaker in the series was Dr. John Stanko, a professional business and life coach, author and spiritual mentor to various leaders and organizations around the world. Dr. Stanko helped celebrate SCU President Reggies Wenyika’s inauguration last September with an engaging and motivational message to the business leaders.

“We have designed the Business Leaders Network to feature renowned leaders in their fields who are eager to share their advice, expertise and experience with business leaders from around the city and the state” Wenyika said. The Business Leaders Network also provides a platform for President Wenyika to share SCU’s vision and progress with the business community.

Hall last visited the campus when it was known as Oklahoma City Southwestern College in the early 1970’s. He served as Governor of the State of Oklahoma from 1970 through 1974. During his time, Hall championed education reforms including increasing per-pupil education spending, increasing teachers’ salaries, and working to decrease the teacher-student ratio in public school classrooms. His proposal to lower the mandatory school age and require kindergarten attendance was a bold and groundbreaking move at the time.

Hall lost his bid for re-election in 1974 and later became entangled in a federal racketeering case in which a number of people claim that he was unfairly targeted. The case against Hall led to his personal and political downfall and was ongoing during the tumultuous era of the Watergate firestorm.

Hall is expected to share never-before told stories about his career including his personal struggles and how through his faith and the grace of God he was able to overcome all odds to win the battle that matters the most. Tinged by anger and bitterness, Hall has been able to free himself of the pain through forgiveness so that he could begin receiving the many blessings that his Lord Jesus Christ had waiting for him.
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Hall has spent the last 40 years in California where he returned to engage in the legal profession and serve as a successful business consultant. He is active in numerous charitable organizations across the United States and is involved in the Senior Olympics Organization.