Jeri L. Isbell to Give CBT Spring Convocation Keynote

Jeri L. Isbell

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce that Ms. Jeri L. Isbell will be the featured speaker at Spring 2018 Convocation. Isbell will bring remarks to the evening ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., in EKU's Alumni Coliseum.

Jeri L. Isbell is an experienced human resources executive, finance and accounting executive and community leader: Over ten years of experience as the Vice President of Human Resources at Lexmark International with significant experience in and a passion for employee development and mentoring, executive succession planning, diversity and inclusion; Over seven years in the finance and accounting areas serving as the U.S. Controller and VP Finance for the largest division; Serving on the National GEM Consortium Board and The Nature Conservancy Kentucky Chapter Board.

She has been elected to the Board of Directors of Atkore International and is serving on the Audit Committee and is Chairperson of the Compensation Committee. She has also been elected to the Board of Directors of SiteOne Landscape Supply where she chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Governance Committee. 

Her love of service to the community runs deep. She has also Chaired the Lexington Chamber of Commerce Board, served on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Kentucky Judicial Compensation Commission, Lexington Catholic High School Board of Directors and Finance Council, Catholic Diocese of Lexington Finance Council, and the YMCA of the Bluegrass.

Isbell enjoys travel, hiking and kayaking. She has three grown children and two grandsons.

Speaking on behalf of the graduating class will be Kelly Christine Armour from Butler, Ky. Earning her degree in Agriculture Education, Armour comes highly recommended by faculty and is also well respected among peers. Words like 'unique, gifted, and involved' hardly describe her level of engagement in the EKU community. In addition to serving in multiple leadership roles, she is a member of the agriculture honor society Delta Tau Alpha. Armour is an EKU Agriculture Ambassador, representing the University to thousands of potential students at the National FFA Convention. Armour was on the 2017 winning research team for the Dr. Glen Klein Capstone Awards - a clean water research project first presented at the Alltech Innovation Competition.

The College of Business and Technology Distinguished Senior for the academic year, Christina G. Newton, will be recognized at the ceremony. Newton is a Horticulture/Landscape and Nursery major and hails from McDonough, Ga.

Banner bearers for the ceremony have also been named: Jadelyn Vaughn Rice (Marketing, Cum Laude, from Richmond) for the College; Joshua Keith Grove (Construction Management, Honors Scholar, from Booneville) for the School of Applied Sciences and Technology; and Logan Tyler Smith (Management, Magna Cum Laude, from Stanford) for the School of Business.

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Published on March 15, 2018