Keiser Distinguished Lectureship in Life Sciences
Ohio Northern University will host a lecture by Scott Griffin, chief sustainability Officer at Greif Inc., in the Dicke Forum on Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Griffin’s presentation, titled “Driving Innovation and Value through Sustainability,” is part of the Keiser Distinguished Lectureship in Life Sciences program, named in honor of ONU alumnus Terry D. Keiser, professor of biological sciences and director of university sustainability. The Keiser Distinguished Lectureship in Life Sciences brings nationally prominent life sciences scholars to ONU’s campus each year to lecture and interact with students. The Keiser Lectureship was the first program of its kind at Ohio Northern.
At Greif, Griffin is responsible for leading the development of the company’s sustainability strategy, and he works with communities, governments and NGO partners to reach the company’s sustainability goals in energy, carbon and water.
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Terry D. Keiser, BSEd '64
Named in honor of professor Terry D. Keiser, BSEd '64, the Keiser Distinguished Lectureship in Life Sciences brings nationally prominent life sciences scholars to Ohio Northern's campus each year to lecture and interact with students.
With an endowment of more than $1 million, the lectureship has been funded by gifts from alumni, friends and colleagues. Among the major gifts was a donation from Keiser's Northern classmates Robert Gronlund, BA '64, and his wife, DeOnne, of Lewisburg, Pa.
Keiser joined the Ohio Northern faculty in 1967, rising from instructor to professor of biological sciences to chair of the department. He served as the chair of the University Council and is the director of ONU's Metzger Nature Center. He was instrumental in establishing the Metzger Nature Center in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and the ONU Tidd-Oakes Farm, a 300-acre wetlands restoration project just 12 miles from campus.
Do you have a suggestions for a speaker for the Keiser Lectureship? Contact Professor Jay Mager at email@example.com or by calling 419-772-2333.
The Keiser Lectureship is the first program of its kind at Ohio Northern.