Net Impact chair and former Campbell Soup chief sustainability officer to speak at WSU on Oct. 23

Dave Stangis, board chair of the global sustainability and social justice network, Net Impact, and former vice president of corporate responsibility and chief sustainability officer for Campbell Soup will come to Wayne State University on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to speak on his professional experiences and the latest trends in sustainability.

Stangis’ lecture will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ilitch School Lear Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

In addition to offering remarks and participating in an audience Q&A, Stangis, who is also a WSU alumnus (M.S. in occupational and environmental health), will receive the inaugural Warrior Corporate Citizen Award from the Mike Ilitch School of Business and the Center for the Study of Citizenship in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Dave Stangis is a widely respected executive, author and thought leader with more than 25 years of varied experience leveraging strategic public affairs, corporate responsibility, sustainability and communication principles to generate business and brand value. He was twice named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere Magazine and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America for four years straight.

Please register today to attend or contact for more information.

About the Mike Ilitch School of Business

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers, advances the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhances the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through its programs, research and community engagement. Established in 1946, the business school was renamed in 2015 in recognition of a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch. Thanks to this lead investment, the school moved to a new state-of-the-art building in the heart of the District Detroit in 2018, and academic programming and collaboration with city businesses are expanding. For more information, visit

About the Center for the Study of Citizenship

Vital communities require informed, active citizens. The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University is the premier global institution dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of and promotion of citizenship. A part of Wayne State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Center promotes knowledgeable and active citizenry through public discourse and innovative research in this burgeoning field. For more information, visit

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