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Seminar Series: Leadership Lessons in Insurgent Warfare and Football Strategies

Join WSU football Head Coach Mike Leach and Spokane County Treasurer Mike Baumgartner as they discuss leadership insights they have gained through their unique life and career experiences during this fascinating seminar series!

The concluding session of the seminar series will be available for open registration up to 220 participants and delivered from The Spark: Academic Innovation Hub (G45, Lecture in the Round) on Friday, April 19, 2019, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This session will be livestreamed to the public for those unable to join us in The Spark.


Register to Attend the Live Final Lecture!

The livestreamed concluding session is open for public registration up to 220 seats.
Register here to attend in person

Please remember to bring photo ID on April 19. Doors will be open for seating beginning at 7:00 p.m. For questions on registration, please contact WSU Professional Education at 509-335-3530.


Watch Live Online

Friday, April 19
7:30 p.m.
No registration necessary

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Mike Leach

Leach, hailing from Cody, Wyo., has been WSU football’s head coach since 2011. His prolific coaching career started in 1987, with nearly a decade of experience as head coach at Texas Tech before coming to WSU. Known for his bold and innovative offensive strategies on the gridiron, Leach has received multiple coaching accolades, including twice being named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year and the National Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2018.

Mike Baumgartner

A Pullman native and WSU Alumnus, Baumgartner previously served eight years as a Washington State Senator. He also served as a US State Department officer in Iraq and an embedded counternarcotics advisor in Afghanistan. Baumgartner has travelled to over 80 countries and has frequently lectured on counterinsurgency tactics. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Washington State policy Center’s “Champion of Freedom Award”.


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