Former US Budget Director Bert Lance to Speak at KSU

Bert Lance‚ director of the Office of Management and Budget under former President Jimmy…

Georgia (Oct 23, 2001) — Former US Budget Director Bert Lance to Speak at KSU



Bert Lance‚ director of the Office of Management and Budget under former President Jimmy Carter‚ is scheduled to speak at The Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University‚ Thursday‚ Oct. 25‚ 5 p.m. The address‚ sponsored by KSU's Chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)‚ takes place in Room 151 of the Burruss Building.

The speech is part of The Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series‚ which brings CEOs and thought leaders to campus from all over the country. The lectures‚ while primarily designed for students and faculty members‚ are open to the public. The topic of Lance's speech will be Leadership‚ Politics‚ Business & the Bottom Line.

Born in Gainesville‚ Ga.‚ Lance grew up in Young Harris‚ where his father was president of Young Harris College. He began his banking career at age 20 as a teller at The Calhoun National Bank. He rose to president and CEO of the bank at age 32‚ and later became chairman of the board. In 1975 he became president of the National Bank of Georgia.

Lance served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation in the early 1970s‚ and former President Jimmy Carter appointed him Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1977. Lance felt that reducing the growth of government would strengthen the free enterprise system; one of his major goals was to balance the federal budget.

Lance attended both the University of Georgia and Emory University‚ and did graduate work at LSU and Rutgers. He also served as chairman of the Chair of Private Enterprise at Georgia State University.

In addition to devoting his time to community and charitable causes‚ his current activities include frequent speaking engagements to organizations‚ schools and churches. He also handles business interests that require considerable travel in the United States and overseas.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚000‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


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