UHV Small Business Development Center, business school help bring Chick-fil-A Leadercast to Victoria

The University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center and School of Business Administration are among the local partners presenting a May 4 broadcast of world-renowned speakers.

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites, including Parkway Church, 4802 N. John Stockbauer. Among this year’s speakers are NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts.

Joe Humphreys

“We are pleased to help bring this event to Victoria,” said Joe Humphreys, director of the UHV Small Businesses Development Center. “The lineup of speakers for the Leadercast is a dynamic group of leaders, authors and business professionals. It should make for an educational and enlightening day.”

This year’s program will focus on the power of choice. The speakers will share insights to help leaders empower and equip others at work, home and in the community through their choices.

This is the 12th year of the Leadercast. Last year, 85,000 leaders from 17 countries attended the event.

Other speakers for the 2012 Leadercast include Roland Fryer, professor of economics at Harvard University and CEO of the Educational Innovation Laboratory; Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and president of The Table Group; and Urban Meyer, the new head football coach at Ohio State.

Other local members of the host partnership are the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Advanced Home Health Services. The event will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is included.

Tickets are $55 until May 3 and $75 the day of the event. Online registration is available at To pay by cash or check, go to the UHV Small Business Development Center at 3402 N. Ben Wilson St. For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, call the center at 361-485-4485 or toll free at 877-895-SBDC.

To view a complete list of Leadercast speakers and for more information, go to

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler