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Red McCombs to present UTSA College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture on March 4

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(Feb. 18, 2014) -- San Antonio businessman and philanthropist Red McCombs will present the keynote address during The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture. The lecture will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4 in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) in the Business Building on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Consistently named one of Forbes magazine’s top 400 richest Americans and among the world’s billionaires, McCombs is founder of the Red McCombs Automotive Group in San Antonio, co-founder of Clear Channel Communications, a former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Vikings, and today is the lead investor in the Circuit of The Americas racetrack, which hosts the U.S. Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin.

McCombs will share his personal experiences and his secrets of business success with the audience.

The Frost Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge and experiences with students and others in the university and business community. The lecture series, which began in 1988, presents a forum for business leaders and academics to share their experiences in business so that students can broaden their understanding of the business world and the individuals who lead it. Past speakers have included notable business leaders Charles Butt, Henry Cisneros, Herbert Kelleher, Lanham Napier, David Robinson, Ed Whitacre and Nelson Wolff.

Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, the UTSA College of Business offers a comprehensive curriculum that expands the boundaries of a traditional business education. With 5,200 students, the college portfolio includes traditional degrees in accounting, finance, management and marketing as well as programs in entrepreneurship, information assurance and security and real estate finance and development. Internationally accredited by AACSB International, the college is nationally ranked by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Hispanic Business and the Princeton Review.

 

 

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