Champy to present Arthur A. Volk Symposium lecture James A. Champy, an international strategist on management and information technology, will present the Arthur A. Volk Symposium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 in Farber Hall of Old Main on the campus of The University of South Dakota.
Champy, a pioneer of the reengineering concept, is chairman of Perot Systems in Cambridge, MA, where he is now working on management's role in changing business processes. His lecture focuses on the new tensions and demands placed on managers as a result of reengineering operational processes, and redefines traditional boundaries for both management and workers. The lecture will be drawn from his books, Reengineering Management: The Mandate for New Leadership and Fast Forward: The Best Ideas on Managing Business Change.
He earned a J.D. from Boston College Law School and bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT in Boston.
Named in honor of Professor Arthur A. Volk, who taught accounting at USD for 36 years, the symposium is held annually and brings together students, academicians, and business leaders for discussion of current topics. During his USD tenure (1948-84), Volk also served as director of the Business Placement Bureau and organized the nationally recognized internship program.
Dessert will be served following the lecture.