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Guest Lecture Series

OPAC guest lecture presentations are held throughout the academic year.

Speakers are invited to share messages that further the mission of OPAC through an exchange of ideas, and encourage individual and professional growth. Individual employees need to make arrangements for attendance with their supervisors.

Bring your lunch and enjoy the treats provided. Join office professionals from throughout the BYU community for an hour that is sure to promote excellence at BYU.

Past Lecture - President C. Shane Reese

Guest Lecturer President C. Shane Reese

Past Guest Lecture - Karen Cottle

Wednesday January 31st, 2024 @ 12:00 PM in the Wilkinson Student Center room 3228

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Karen grew up on a farm in a tiny Cache Valley town near the Utah/Idaho border with a big family. She is the youngest of 5 and enjoys doting on her 27 great nieces and nephews. Karen has worked for BYU Evening Classes for 19 years (with 9 different bosses) and achieved a masters in Instructional Psychology and Technology in 2017. She loves ASL, football, and has long been a professional car dancer. Her current calling as Area Temple and Family History Advisor came as a surprise, but she absolutely loves helping people connect with their ancestors.

Past Guest Lecture - Debbie Hall

Thursday December 7th, 2023 @ 12:00 PM in the Varsity Theater in the WSC

Debbie is a highly experienced corporate travel consultant with a remarkable 40-year career in the industry. She has spent two years at BYU, contributing her expertise to the university's travel services, and previously worked with renowned organizations like Stephen R. Covey and Associates, Operation Smile, and Viasat (formerly RigNet). Debbie's extensive corporate background involves coordinating and consulting for large global corporations, fostering strong relationships with clients from diverse backgrounds. Her ability to connect with people of varied ethnicities, cultures, and faiths has enriched her perspective and made her a sought-after professional. Alongside her successful career, Debbie finds immeasurable joy in her role as a mother to five and a grandmother to seven.