(Posted February 2, 2021)

Bill Strickland

Bill Strickland

HUNTINGDON, Pa. — The Art & Art History Department and the Office of the Provost at Juniata College will host Malloy Guest Lecturer Bill Strickland, who will present, “The Art of Leadership: Social Justice, the Arts & Giving Back,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public.

As the founder and chairman of Manchester Bidwell, an arts and training center with a $10 million annual budget, Strickland fuels hope, generates jobs, and empowers underprivileged citizens to become experts in any field. His core belief is, “if you give people the tools they need and treat them with respect, they will perform miraculous deeds.” Strickland demonstrates how to pursue both social restoration and profit with a conscience.

Manchester Bidwell has been tied with Apple for four Harvard Business Review case studies. Strickland’s life work is a paradigm-shifting social enterprise which has partnered with billion-dollar brands like Heinz and Bayer, won awards, broken records, restored the notion of ethical leadership, and reshaped the business of social change.  

The Edwin A. & Susan R. Malloy Lectureship Fund was created in 1985 by Edwin A. and Susan R. Rabinowitz Malloy to enhance the quality of life at the College and in the Huntingdon community. Annual income from the endowment is used to bring speakers, organizations, and activities to the campus and community, with selected programs including, but not limited to, nationally- or internationally-known speakers, artists, writers, and musical groups.

This presentation will incorporate social equity, business, philanthropy, the arts, and community. All are welcome to take part in this inspirational discussion. To register, visit https://juniata.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlfu6srzwoEt0OAkZSMflo-FH0kSwKrhjV?fbclid=IwAR3CCt_jxICnPigdUfsRp5_QSCbkAOGl5tndI4ltotLoEp_eFgqoSGxeUeg.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.