April 19, 2013

Entrepreneur Daymond John to speak April 23

by Tiana Russell

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Business entrepreneur and television star Daymond John is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Tuesday, April 23.

John will share his motivational rags-to-riches success story that involves sacrifice, perseverance and hard work.  The presentation is set for 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms.  Admission is free and the public is welcome.

John will also offer his unique strategies for setting and reaching goals, and engage audience members in making positive changes in every aspect of their lives.

John is the creator of the fashion company Fubu, and is currently a cast member on ABC’s hit show, “Shark Tank.” Over the past decade, he has evolved from a successful fashion icon to become a recognized branding expert, business leader and motivational speaker.  A cast member of the show since 2009, John and four other business executives hear pitches from and partner with people seeking funding to launch their own companies or products. 

University Housing and the College of Business are co-sponsors of the Student Programming Council Lectures Committee event.