Business students



Signature Events

The Rinker School of Business Speaker Series is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and grow from regular business-leader exchanges. Each semester, we host at least one senior executive-level speaker, often in tandem with the Titus Center for Franchising.

Dr. Art Laffer – Distinguished Presidential Economist
On November 4th, distinguished economist Dr. Art B. Laffer spoke to more than 300 business students, faculty and community members in the DeSantis Family Chapel. His talk focused on the relationship between lower taxes and economic prosperity. Young America's Foudation sponsored Laffer's talk, which was hosted by Rinker School of Business Dean Brian Strow. See a summary of the talk here.
Art Laffer
Art Laffer Crowd


Jim Inglis – Former Executive Vice President of Home Depot
On Sept. 24, 2021, Jim shared the story of Home Depot’s emergence as a home center retail disrupter in the 1980s, followed by his 10 Principles for Break-Through Retailing, as told in his new book, “Break-through Retailing: How a Bleeding Orange Culture Can Change Everything.” See a summary of the talk here.
Jim Inglis
Jim Inglis