Public Affairs Convocation Features Notable Humanitarian

Oct 20, 2014

Eric Greitens

Navy SEAL and CEO of “The Mission Continues” to speak on leading with compassion

Eric Greitens, renowned humanitarian, is the keynote speaker for Missouri State University’s 2014 Public Affairs Convocation, which will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

Greitens has been involved in numerous projects around the world, including the White House Fellowship in 2005 that was established to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. In 2013, Grietens was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and in 2014 he was named one of “The World’s Fifty Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine.

Greitens is the author of this year’s common reader, “The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL.”

Greitens to discuss compassionate leadership

Greitens’ lecture will focus on his book, compassionate leadership and getting involved in the community. He will also discuss the national program he helped start called “The Mission Continues,” in which post 9/11 wounded and disable veterans get involved in nonprofit organizations.

Tickets are required, but are free

The Public Affairs Convocation lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to attend. Tickets can be picked up at Hammons Hall, JQH Arena or Plaster Student Union ticket offices. Tickets may be ordered through the ticket office by calling (417) 836-7678 or (toll-free) 1-888-476-7849; but a $5 shipping and handling fee will apply.=

For more information about the event, contact Mary Ann Wood, director of public affairs support, at (417) 836-5073 or