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Darryl Vernon Poole, Bentley Trustee Emeritus and Graduate Faculty Member at Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis, Speaks at Bentley University 26th Annual Celebration for Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.


Darryl Vernon Poole, Bentley Trustee Emeritus and Graduate Faculty Member at Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis, Speaks at Bentley University 26th Annual Celebration for Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.



Bentley University’s 26th annual Celebration for Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., will feature 21-year Bentley University Trustee Emeritus, Darryl Vernon Poole ‘68, as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., in the Executive Dining Room in the LaCava Center. A Bentley graduate and certified internal auditor, Poole received a Master’s in Management Sciences from The Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Poole is currently a member of the graduate faculty, and instructor of Executive MBA Programs for the School of Accountancy at The Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis. His teaching concentrations include corporate governance and ethics, business and global society, strategic planning, and executive leadership.

As a practitioner with three decades of executive financial and CFO experience for private and public corporations, Poole is also the founder and chief strategist of The Cambridge Institute for Applied Research (CIfAR). In this concurrent role, Poole serves as a private executive advisor for global change patterns, governance and critical decision and change management. He focuses on counsel to senior executives and confidential advisory to individuals, private sector organizations, privately held corporations, specific government agencies, and academic institutions. For more than 10 years, he served as senior editor and publisher of CIfAR’s internationally distributed private publication, Institute Commentaries on World Change.

He was also visiting associate professor of management at the School of Business & Public Administration at The University of the District of Columbia, and currently serves as senior advisor, Office of the President, at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

In addition to being a trustee emeritus at Bentley, Poole is an honorary international trustee for the Sugawara Institute, Sendai, Japan, and has served on the board of several other institutions. He is cited in a number of industry publications and references, and was recognized by the (now) U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology for work during the 1970s in the determination of criteria for computer systems security.

Space is limited for this event and admission is by reservation only. Please register by January 20 by contacting Jean Leccese by phone 781.891.3475 or email at  The event is sponsored by the President's Office, Multicultural Center, and the Office of Alumni, Parents and Friends.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.


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