Major General George R. Fay appears Oct. 12 at Global Leadership Speaker Series
Posted: 10/06/2009
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The first presentation in the fall 2009 Global Leadership Speaker Series at The University of Texas-Pan American will be held on Monday, Oct. 12. The event, titled "Military and Corporate Leadership Lessons," will feature U.S. Army Reserve Major General George R. Fay.

- Major General George R. Fay
Fay was the former assistant deputy chief of staff of intelligence at the Headquarters of the Department of Army in Washington, D.C. since 2003. From April to September 2004, Fay was the lead investigating officer into the military intelligence involvement in the detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq. He will speak about the investigation and also discuss global security issues and the role of leadership in global security.

While at UTPA, Fay will also speak to cadets in the UTPA and the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College ROTC battalions.

Fay was commissioned through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J., where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1970. He later earned an MBA in finance from St. John's University in New York. Fay retired from the military in May 2008 after 38 years of service. He is currently executive vice president of Worldwide Property and Casualty Claims for CNA.

The event will be held in the UTPA Student Union Theater from 5:30-7 p.m. Students and faculty will be in attendance, and the event is open to the general public.

The speaker series is sponsored by the Integrated Global Knowledge and Understanding Collaboration (IGkNU) at UTPA. Created under a federal grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, IGkNU's role is to educate students with critical thinking and other necessary skills to become the next generation of not only national security and intelligence leaders but leaders in all sectors of the global economy at large. IGkNU is administered under the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For more information, contact Nick Weimer at 956/318-5342.