Public Lecture Series


The School of Business offers several free, public lectures each year, bringing national and international authorities to campus to share their perspectives on major issues. The general public is invited and the lecture series are made possible by the generous gifts of donors.

Anderson W. Chandler Lecture Series 

The Anderson W. Chandler Lecture Series began in 1997, made possible by alumnus Anderson Chandler, CEO, president, and director of Fidelity State Bank and Trust Co. of Topeka, Kansas and vice president and director of First Bank of Newton, Kansas. He is a member of the Deans Club and Board of Advisors. He is a member of the Chancellor's Club and has received the KU School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award.

Walter S. Sutton Lecture Series

The Walter S. Sutton Lecture Series is produced by The University of Kansas International Center for Ethics in Business, a joint effort of the School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts. The series began in 1993, made possible by Betsey G. Sutton in memory of her husband, Walter Sutton, in honor of his lifelong dedication to ethical business practices.

J.A. Vickers, Sr. and Robert F. Vickers, Sr. Lecture Series 

The J.A. Vickers, Sr. and Robert F. Vickers, Sr. Lecture Series began in 1969 when the Vickers family, of Wichita, Kansas, established the J.A. Vickers, Sr. Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture series was named in honor of one of the pioneers of the oil industry in Kansas. His son, Robert F. Vickers, Sr. (1934 - 1995) administered the Vickers Trust from 1961 - 1995. His name was added to the series after his death in 1995.