Posted by William Nunnelley on 2007-01-16

James Ukropina of Los Angeles, Calif., chief executive officer of Directions, LLC, a strategic management and consulting firm, will speak at Samford University Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 8 a.m. His topic will be "Corporate Scandals: Are They Inevitable?"

Ukropina's lecture in Robinson Hall Room 118 is sponsored by the Samford School of Business and Cumberland School of Law. It is open to the public free.

A graduate of Stanford University and an attorney, Ukropina is of counsel with the Los Angeles law firm, O'Melveny and Myers LLP, specializing in corporate law. He serves on the boards of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Trust Company of the West, The W.M. Keck Foundation, Internet Brands and Central Natural Resources.

For information, contact Doshia Bennett in the Samford School of Business, 726-2364.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.