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Leadership Lecture Series

The Leadership Lecture Series provides an exploration of leadership through stories and experiences shared by guest speakers. Students are invited to discuss and engage in political, cultural diversity, and economic issues as well as popular trends and topics that shape and affect their communities. The views expressed by our visiting artists, guests, or lecturers do not necessarily reflect the views of UNCW. Recent guests include Jerry Greenfield, Scott Dikkers and Piper Kerman. Lectures are held in Burney Center. Tickets available through Sharky's Box Office.

Click here to see a full list of our previous Leadership Lectures. 

Spring 2019


Derek Kayongo

Derreck Kayongo, Business Visionary, Global Soap Project Founder & Former CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Harnessing Your Power to Create Change

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 7 p.m. | Burney Center

Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project, which recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished populations around the world. In creating this global humanitarian initiative, he demonstrated that a simple, yet novel idea has the power to transform the lives of millions. A Top Ten CNN Hero in 2011, his passion for helping others and commitment to innovative thinking earned him his current the role of CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Most recently Derreck has joined the board of trustees for Helen Keller International, an organization committed to improving the sight of vulnerable populations around the world.

Co-Sponsored by the Cameron School of Business and  The Center for  Healthy Communities Healthcare Transformation Lecture Series in the College of Health and Human Services
This lecture is FREE for UNCW Students, Faculty & Staff and $10 for General Public