Christian university Invites Former CEO to Speak at School of Business Event

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Richard G. Reiten, former CEO of Northwest Natural, presents on ethics and values at George Fox University Oct. 13.

Richard G. Reiten will speak on the George Fox campus Oct. 13.

Ethics and Values – Your Code for the Road.

George Fox University’s School of Business invites the public to a VIP lecture featuring Richard G. Reiten, retired chief executive officer of Northwest Natural, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Room 102 of the university’s Edwards-Holman Science Center (EHS) building.

Reiten will present on the topic “Ethics and Values – Your Code for the Road.” There is no charge to attend.

Reiten served as CEO of Northwest Natural Gas from 1997 until 2002. He joined the company as president and chief operating officer and was elected to the board in 1996. He was appointed to the additional position of chairman of the board in September 2000, a position he held until 2005.

Before joining Northwest Natural, Reiten served as president and chief operating officer of Portland General Electric Company (PGE) after serving as president of PGE’s parent company, Portland General Corporation. Reiten also serves as a director of Building Materials Holding Corporation, Idacorp, Inc. and National Fuel Gas Company.

For more information on the event, contact Nancy Almquist at 503-554-2120.

The School of Business offers seven undergraduate degrees – in marketing, management, accounting, entrepreneurship, global business, accounting and finance – and offers a Part-Time MBA program at its Portland Center near Tigard, in downtown Portland, and at the university’s Boise Center in Boise, Idaho. Also offered is a Full-Time MBA program at its residential campus in Newberg, Ore.

In addition, the school offers a 56-credit-hour Doctor of Business Administration program that prepares Christian business educators to teach effectively in the college or university classroom. The three-year course features online classes, web-enhanced hybrid courses, and three residency visits to its Newberg, Ore., campus.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as the top Christian college in the Pacific Northwest and among the top three Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier national university. More than 3,400 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Nancy Almquist
Office of Development


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