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Mayor speaks to Owen, public policy students

Sep. 1, 2016, 2:08 PM

Mayor Megan Barry and Owen School Dean Eric Johnson meets with students Aug. 30. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)
Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise Mark Cohen, Mayor Megan Barry and Owen Graduate School of Management Dean Eric Johnson lunch with students on Aug. 30. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry met with Vanderbilt students at a pair of recent campus events.

Barry was the invited guest for the Aug. 30 installment of the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The series brings business and community leaders to the school to share their professional insights on leadership and industry trends.

In addition to her lecture, the event included a luncheon with Owen students hosted by Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy. Barry earned her MBA from the Owen School in 1993.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and former Mayor Bill Purcell, adjunct professor of public policy. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and former Mayor Bill Purcell, adjunct professor of public policy, on Aug. 31. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

The following evening, Barry was the guest speaker for an undergraduate public policy studies class taught by former Mayor Bill Purcell, adjunct professor of public policy.

For the Aug. 31 meeting of Purcell’s Cities in the 21st Century class, Barry discussed “Governing the City,” described as “the role of the mayor in setting the agenda and getting it done.”

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