Bill Gates is set to speak at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. on April 27, 2013 to help dedicate newly renovated Grant Center, home of the Offutt School of Business. A mainstay in entrepreneurship and philanthropy, Gates will discuss social entrepreneurship, a main topic in the Offutt School of Business curriculum.
Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975, but left his full-time role in 2008 to focus on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill and Melinda are actively involved in the foundation that is dedicated to assisting individuals in developing countries. The foundation looks to help bring those individuals toward a healthy state of being and lift them out of poverty and starvation. Closer to home, the foundation assists those in the United States and help them access the resources needed to propel them toward bright futures.
The Offutt School of Business is an undergraduate business program grounded in the liberal arts and focused on four critical skills: global understanding, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership. Built on a strong tradition that prepared leaders in the fields of healthcare management, accounting and economics, the Offutt School of Business offers majors in business, international business and accounting with concentrations in economics, finance, healthcare administration, marketing and organizational leadership.
The event will be free and open to the public. Additional details about Gates' visit, including the schedule for the dedication day and ticket information will be available March 20 at www.ConcordiaCollege.edu/billgates.
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., is a four-year, private liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Concordia ranks 10th nationally in number of students participating in short-term study abroad programs. All Concordia students learn one or more of 9 world languages and many pursue international internships and volunteer experiences.