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KU Business School Vickers Lecture

Jack DeBoer, chairman of Consolidated Holdings Inc., will give the School of Business’ annual Vickers Memorial Lecture

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  • Categories: Lectures
  • Event posted: March 17, 2009
  • Last updated: March 17, 2009

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Jack DeBoer, chairman of Consolidated Holdings Inc., will give the School of Business’ annual Vickers Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the University of Kansas’ Lied Center. DeBoer’s talk is titled “Success is Never Permanent, Neither is Failure: 25 Specific Things to Help You in Life and in Business.” It is free to the public. Tickets are not required. DeBoer was a pioneer for the all-suite hotel concept. He designed and built the first Residence Inn all-suite hotel in downtown Wichita in 1975. He built and franchised 100 hotels before selling the Residence Inn Co. to Marriott Corp. in 1987. DeBoer then co-founded Summerfield Hotel Corp., later sold to Hyatt, and then founded Candlewood Hotel Co., later sold to InterContinental Hotels. In 2002, he founded Value Place, a short-term apartment concept, which continues to expand. Today, he is chairman of Consolidated Holdings Inc.

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