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School of Business alumnus, Harvard professor returns to KU for 2013 Chandler Lecture

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Business Anderson W. Chandler Lecture Series welcomes Robert Steven Kaplan to present “What You’re Really Meant to Do,” a talk on leadership and professional development. The lecture is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Lied Center of Kansas.

It is free and open to the public.

Kaplan graduated from KU in 1979 and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School four years later. In 1990, he became a partner of the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and, while there, served in a number of positions, including head of Asia-Pacific Investment Banking and global co-head of the Investment Banking Division. He also served as a member of the investors advisory committee on financial markets of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and, from 2006-2010, as a member of the Kansas Health Policy Authority, as appointed by the governor.

Currently, he is the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration and senior associate dean for external relations at Harvard Business School. Kaplan serves in an advisory capacity for a number of companies. He is co-chairman of the board of Project A.L.S., co-chairman of the board of the TEAK Fellowship, co-chair of the executive committee for Harvard University Office for Sustainability and is a member of the boards of the Harvard Medical School, Harvard Management Co. and the Ford Foundation.

The Anderson Chandler Lecture Series began in 1997 and is made possible by Anderson Chandler, a School of Business alumnus and one of the first alumni to be honored with the School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award.

Chandler is chairman and CEO of Fidelity State Bank & Trust Co. of Topeka. Previous Chandler speakers include Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, FBI agent and KU School of Business alumnus Robert Herndon and financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin.


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