HU’s Visiting Executive Seminar to Examine Millennials

Huntington University’s Visiting Executive Seminar brings together business leaders and HU business students to discuss important issues in today’s business world. On April 10, the spring seminar will examine the topic of the millennial generation.

The event will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the university’s Habecker Dining Commons.

The seminar is led by Jim O’Donnell, executive-in-residence, emeritus standing, and Troy Irick, vice president of HU Ventures and assistant professor of business.

The seminar will review two contrasting articles. The first comes from Forbes’ contributor George Bradt in his Nov. 12, 2014, article titled “The Mantle of Leadership is Passed to Millennials—Get Ready.” Brandt takes the positive side of this unfolding issue and makes some convincing arguments, O’Donnell explained.

The opposing piece comes from human resource specialist Susan Heathfield and her web-based article titled “The Downside of Hiring Generation Y [or Millennials].” Heathfield is more hard-edged in her arguments than Bradt, and the two writers are a challenging pair of thinkers on the topic, O’Donnell said.

Attendees are invited to stay for a fellowship time over lunch following the program. Attendance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP to or (260) 359-4069.

Learn more about HU’s Visiting Executive Seminar.