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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose Leadership Conference

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Blueprint for building a better you!

Leadership Conference Speakers

Greg Coker

Greg CokerGreg Coker is the President & CEO of The Cathedral Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is Empowering People, Building Teams, Transforming Organizations, and Changing the World. He is the author of "Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose" and presents this keynote address and training program to organizations across the country.

Greg has over 20 years executive level experience with two fortune 500 companies, is a former Commissioner of the Kentucky Public Service Commission, and is a local school board member in Franklin Kentucky. He received both his undergraduate and master’s degree in organization communication from Western Kentucky University.

Skip Wirth

Skip WirthSkip Wirth is the Director of Sales and Marketing for First Choice Home Medical in Bowling Green, Kentucky and a contributing author to "Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose." He has over 38 years of healthcare experience in a variety of settings, including clinical, supervisory, education, sales, marketing and administration. He graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University with degrees in Nursing and Public Health, and has a Master's Degree in Organizational Communication.

He is an adjunct faculty member at WKU in the Department of Speech and Communication. Throughout his career, Skip has presented to over 1,500 groups on stress management, wellness, team building, leadership, communication, customer service, and humor in the workplace.

Dave Tatman

Dave TatmanDave Tatman is the plant manager of the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant and a contributing author to "Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose." He has held numerous supervisory and management positions for the automotive industry over the past 34 years.

Tatman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State University in June, 1980 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Terry Daniels

Terry DanielsTerry Daniels is the Human Resource Manager for ITW in Gallatin, Tennessee and a contributing author to the book "Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose." He has over 20 years in human resource, leadership, and team dynamics and development. He has lead seminars and training sessions with Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), Diversity and Inclusion, and many leadership and team dynamics sessions. In addition, he has been the Senior Pastor of the Loving Chapel Baptist Church in Franklin, KY for almost 20 years.

Terry graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Psychology and from Walden University with a Degree in Organization Psychology and Development. Throughout his diverse background and wide range of activities, Terry has coached, counseled, trained, and mentored numerous individuals, teams, and organizations.

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