Washburn University's 10th Oscar S. Stauffer Executive in Residence

Ken Calwell Ken Calwell, bba '84, Chief Executive Officer of Papa Murphy's International, will be honored as the 10th Oscar S. Stauffer Executive in Residence March 26-27 at Washburn University.

A native of Topeka, Calwell earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University in 1984 and later earned a Master in Business Administration from Indiana University in 1986. He began his career in the food service industry in 1986 as assistant marketing manager for Pillsbury in Minneapolis, Minn., and has served in various leadership positions at Pizza Hut, Frito-Lay, Wendy's, and Domino's Pizza. He was recruited by Papa Murphy's in June of 2011 and was promoted to CEO and board of directors member in late December of 2011.

The Executive in Residence program provides an opportunity for the Washburn and Topeka communities to interact with top corporate executives. Honorees demonstrate exemplary leadership as chairman of the board, chief executive officer, or president of a major corporation.

The program honors the late Oscar S. Stauffer, founder of Stauffer Communications Inc. and Topeka newspaper publisher for 40 years. Stauffer appreciated Washburn University, and he played an important role in the University's development as an exceptional learning institution. Through the commitment of his sons, John and the late Stan Stauffer, the Oscar S. Stauffer Executive in Residence Lecures have become a premier program at Washburn University.

Calwell will be available for media interviews at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Henderson Learning Resources Center. He will be the featured speaker at the following events, which are open to the public:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Student and Community Seminar (no cost)
"Serve with Purpose" Making a meaningful difference in the lives of customers, owners and community starts by building your company on the foundation of serving others with purpose.
Room 100, Henderson Learning Resources Center

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Luncheon (*registration required; $30/person)
"Strength Through Diversity" Diversity is a key building block of a high growth culture. When you value diversity, you value the power of team.
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

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