KU Business School Vickers Lecture
Jack DeBoer, chairman of Consolidated Holdings Inc., will give the School of Business’ annual Vickers Memorial Lecture
- Categories: Lectures
- Event posted: March 17, 2009
- Last updated: March 17, 2009
- Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 6 p.m.
- Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, KU campus, Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
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.