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Carroll launches Executive in Residence Program

February 18, 2014

WAUKESHA, WIS.—It's not what you know, but who you know. The old adage on the importance of networking for professional success still holds true. To help students build relationships with leaders from local and global businesses, Carroll University has launched an Executive in Residence Program.

Executives in Residence are experts in finance, operations, management, health care and other fields who will participate in campus life and offer mentoring, lecturing and coaching sessions to enhance students' academic growth and vocational success. Presentations are open to the community, providing rich opportunities for interactions with senior business leaders.

James M. Schneider, a 1974 Carroll alumnus, a member of the university's Board of Trustees, and executive chairman of Horizon Bank in Texas, leads the program.

Planned Executive-in-Residence dates:

  • Mr. Gale Klappa, Chairman and CEO of the Wisconsin Energy Corporation, on March 31, 2014.
  • Mr. Steven Burd, former Chairman, President and CEO of Safeway Inc., on Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Mr. Michael Mayoras, former CEO of RedPrairie Corporation (now JDA Software), date TBA.

The inaugural speaker, J.D. Dell, is a 1982 Carroll graduate who is a private equity investor and adviser to Sellars Absorbent Materials, Inc. Dell's presentation, "Modern Finance and Financiers: Current Lessons of Hubris and Humanity," followed classroom discussions with business students and faculty in January.

For more information on Carroll's Executive in Residence Program, contact Greg Kuhlemeyer, chair of the department of Business, Accounting and Economics, at

About Carroll University
Carroll, Wisconsin's oldest four-year institution of higher learning, is an independent, co-educational comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Incorporated in 1846, it offers bachelor's degrees in 57 majors and master's degrees in business administration, education, exercise physiology, graphic communication, nursing, physician assistant studies and software engineering, as well as a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. For more information, visit


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