October 09, 2023

The Rev. Lamont Anthony Wells will present Susquehanna University’s annual Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lectureship in Ethics Faith in the Academy: Exploring and Reframing the Role of Religion in Higher Education at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

The event is free and open to the public.

A dynamic speaker, Wells, executive director of the Network of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Colleges and Universities, is frequently called to share insightful and inspiring messages of ecumenism, interfaith plurality, queer identity, social justice, inclusion and belonging, which motivates him as a leader and community organizer. In 2021, he became a United Nations Fellow, amplifying his work as an international human rights activist.

This lectureship has been made possible through the generous gifts of Edward R. Schmidt ’69. Schmidt, SU Emeritus Board member, received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Susquehanna University and graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1972. Schmidt is a retired partner of the Indianapolis based law firm, Krieg DeVault, LLP.

Learn more about the Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lectureship in Ethics.