Santellana to moderate panel on food sustainability

Streich Lecture to cap Dillard International Week activities

International Week activities at Midwestern State University’s Dillard College of Business Administration will close with the 39th Annual Streich Family Lecture Series on Free Enterprise. Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana will moderate a panel on the Economic and Business Opportunities of Food Sustainability at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Dillard 101.

International Week is one of many educational and cultural events held to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available in the college and community.

Events began Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Dillard 121 with International Studies Presentations. Student presentations will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Dillard 101.

The Economic and Business Opportunities of Food Sustainability panel will provide a glimpse of the economic and business opportunities for the community and uncover multiple connections and innovations within the food industry.

Participants are Mindy Brashears, director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence at Texas Tech University; Keith Cline, president and chief executive officer at CorePoint Lodging Inc.; and Greg Crouchley, president and chief operating officer at Justin Brands Inc.

Santellana was elected mayor of Wichita Falls in 2016. He is president of Lone Star Highway Products and WS Construction Inc.

Brashears is a professor of food microbiology and food safety at Texas Tech. She is a former Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cline previously served as president and CEO for La Quinta Holdings Inc. CorePoint Lodging is the largest franchisee of Wyndham Hotels.

Crouchley is on the board of the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.

The Streich Family Lecture Series is named in honor of the Streich family, owners of former area Gibson’s Discount Centers, and is designed to give MSU Texas students, staff, and the public insight into the American free enterprise system in relation to today’s economic status. Former speakers include Bloomberg economist Richard Yamarone, the late Texas businessman T. Boone Pickens, Lindley H. Clark Jr. of The Wall Street Journal, international economist Dr. John Marthinsen, and former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.

Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Dillard College of Business Administration, the Department of Economics/Agribusiness, and Delta Sigma Pi. For more information, call the Dillard College of Business at 940-397-4379.