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CUA Business Professor, Former Swiss Guard Member Andreas Widmer To Speak at UD

IRVING, Texas (Feb. 16, 2024) — Andreas Widmer, an author, businessman and professor who formerly served as a member of the Swiss Guard protecting Pope John Paul II, will visit the University of Dallas to speak about the theological aspect of work.

Currently, Widmer is the director of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business, where he is also associate professor of practice.

He is the author of The Pope & The CEO: Pope Saint John Paul II’s Lesson to a Young Swiss Guard and The Art of Principled Entrepreneurship.

J. Lee Whittington, PhD, dean of the Gupta College of Business, will interview Widmer in SB Hall on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. Widmer will speak on God’s gifts and their proper application in each person’s calling, including the calling to work. The event is the first of three in Gupta COB’s Faith and Work series.

Those interested may register here. UD faculty, staff and students may register for free using the promo code UD2024.

About the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas has been a pioneer of graduate business education for more than 50 years. Located in Irving, Texas, the college was the first in Texas to offer an AACSB-Accredited Doctor of Business Administration. Today, the college offers flexible Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, and professional education programs ideal for early- to mid-career professionals seeking to advance their careers under the guidance of faculty who are both scholars and accomplished business leaders. SB Hall, which opened in January 2016, houses the college, providing students with state-of-the-art technology and practical tools to prepare them for their future career. For more information, visit udallas.edu/cob.

About the University of Dallas

The University of Dallas is the premier Catholic liberal arts university in the country, known for its rigorous undergraduate Core Curriculum and robust graduate and professional programs in business, ministry, education and the humanities. According to national rankings, the University of Dallas has one of America’s most challenging, comprehensive undergraduate interdisciplinary programs, offered at an excellent value to some of the happiest students in the country. With campuses in Texas and Italy, UD stands apart as a thriving community of learners committed to an education that forms students intellectually, socially and spiritually for a life well-lived. For more information, visit udallas.edu.

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