The Lipscomb University Leadership Dialogue Program
presents Dr. Archie Dykes on March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Swang, Room 108, 3901
Granny White Pike, Nashville.
Admission to the program is free. The event is open to the public
and everyone is invited to attend.
Dykes received his bachelor’s degree in 1952 and master’s degree in
1956 at East Tennessee State University. He began a career in K-12 education
and was a principal at Church Hill (Tenn.) High School and superintendent of
schools in Greeneville. In the 1960s, Dykes embarked upon a “second” career
in the college ranks. His 1959 University of Tennessee-Knoxville doctorate
landed him on the faculty of UT. In 1967 he became chancellor of the
Knoxville campus and in 1973, he was named chancellor of the University of
Kansas, where he served until 1980. Then Dykes embarked on his “third”
career as a business executive. He served as chairman, president and chief
executive officer of Security Benefits Group of Companies in Topeka, Kansas.
Today, Dykes is chairman of the board of PepsiAmericas Inc., of
Chicago. PepsiAmericas is the nation’s second largest bottler of Pepsi
products in the United States, operating in 18 states. The company also has
operations in the Caribbean and in Eastern Europe with annual sales
worldwide in excess of $3 billion.
The Leadership Dialogue program is a lecture series held on the
Lipscomb campus in which outstanding leaders in many fields, exemplifying
the virtues espoused by the Center for Leadership Excellence, will be
invited for public lecture and for informal conversation with students,
faculty, staff and civic friends.
For more information, call (615) 269-1000 or 1-800-333-4358 or emailGrady Bogue .