University of Akron President Matthew Wilson to speak Jan. 18

University of Akron President Matthew Wilson will speak at the Akron Press Club on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m., and the program will follow. There will be the opportunity for questions.
Wilson became the university’s 17th president in October 2016 after serving on an interim basis following the resignation of Scott Scarborough. Wilson previously served as the dean of the UA School of Law since 2014.
He came to Akron from the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he was associate dean of student affairs, associate dean of academic affairs and a law professor from 2009 to 2014.
Prior to joining the University of Wyoming, Wilson was senior associate dean and general counsel for Temple University’s Japan campus in Tokyo.
Wilson is fluent speaking and writing in Japanese. He has more than 25 years of international experience in practicing and teaching business law, intellectual property law, Japanese law and dispute resolution. He has worked as an attorney in Florida, New Jersey, and Japan.
He earned bachelor degrees in political science and Asian studies from the University of Utah in 1995, and a Juris Doctor at the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1999.
He lives in Hudson with his wife and two youngest sons.

Details:
Program: University of Akron President Matthew Wilson.
Time: Buffet luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Program follows.
Place: Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway (free parking behind the building).
Cost:
· $20 for Press Club members, $25 for non-members.
· Advance payment required for tables of eight.
· $25 for all reservations made after Friday, January 13, 2017 (members and non-members).
Reservations requested: Click here for fast and easy online registration or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, January 13, 2017.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

Save The Date
Feb. 15, 2017: State of the Schools with Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James. Registration information coming in January.

April 19, 2017: Akron Press Club welcomes Dr. Para Jones, President of Stark State College. Registration information coming in spring 2017.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events.

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