The president of the only public liberal arts university in the state will be the speaker at the Hoover Chamber of Commerce luncheon on May 15.
John Stewart, the 15th president of the University of Montevallo, will speak at the event at Hoover Country Club, 3140 Club Drive.
Since his arrival at UM in August 2010, Stewart has endeavored to raise awareness of the school through speaking engagements and a new branding and marketing campaign launched in September 2011, university officials said.
He is the former vice president for institutional advancement at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Wake Forest University, a master’s degree in English from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and a doctorate in English with a focus on African/Caribbean and Harlem Renaissance literature from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Reservations to attend the meeting are $20 in advance or $22 at the door. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon.
For more information, visit www.hooverchamber.org or call 988-5672.