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UTD’s Cecil Lecture Series To Feature Speaker On Job, Career Issues
Federal Reserve's Patricia Patterson To Give Talk On Nov. 18

The popular Andrew R. Cecil Lecture Series continues at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) next month with a talk by Patricia Patterson, deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, about tips for getting a job, a career and a life.

Patricia Patterson

Patricia Patterson

In her lecture, which she will deliver on Monday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. in UTD’s Conference Center Auditorium, Patterson will outline a plan for succeeding in a tough job market by focusing on long-term career goals. She also will offer advice about tried-and-true rules of success and provide hands-on, practical pointers for job interviews, landing a first job, succeeding in the first weeks of work and setting a career foundation.

Patterson, who will be present at a reception immediately following her talk, is responsible for assisting in oversight operations of the Dallas bank and its branches in San Antonio, Houston and El Paso, as well as for monitoring the regional economy. She also is president of Patterson Investments, Inc., which provides investment banking for clients in financial services, international development and real estate.

She previously served as senior advisor to Staubach Financial Services, a firm that provides real estate-related investment banking. Prior to that, Patterson served as vice president of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and was a vice president of Citibank and Citicorp. She currently serves on the board of visitors at SMU’s Cox School of Business and is a board member of the Dallas Council on World Affairs, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, The Hockaday School, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Opera, among others. Patterson holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from Smith College.

About the Andrew R. Cecil Lecture Series

In 1979, The University of Texas at Dallas established the lecture series in collaboration with Dr. Andrew R. Cecil, a distinguished scholar in residence at UTD. Cecil delivered the first lecture in November 1979 and spoke in each subsequent series until his death in 1996. The lectures are a reflection of the interests of Cecil, including his moral reasoning, philosophical principles, commitment to justice and freedom, love for education, search for political and religious reasoning and quest for a better understanding of universal ethical values.

In the 23 years since Cecil’s first lecture, UTD has invited to its campus scholars, business professionals, public officials and other notable individuals to share their ideas about themes related to those subjects with the academic community and the general public.

All Cecil Lectures are free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Mary Hansen at (972) 883-2590 or e-mail, [email protected].

Media Contact: (972) 883-4431 [email protected] , or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].