February 19, 2019
Shanahan Center, Drinkward Recital Hall
320 E. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Virgil Roberts, is managing partner and founder of the law firm Bobbitt & Roberts, which specializes in representing entertainment industry clients in television, film and music. Prior to this, Roberts was president of Solar Records, one of the most successful African-American owned record companies in the 1980s. His early work as a civil rights attorney with Manning & Roberts included representing the NAACP in the Los Angeles school desegregation case Crawford v. Board of Education. He was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles and has been honored by the Los Angeles Urban League, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the University of Southern California’s School of Education, and the UCLA Black Alumni Association.
The Annenberg Leadership and Management Speaker Series is an integral part of Harvey Mudd College’s commitment to encouraging students to lead with integrity. Funded by the Annenberg Program Endowment for Leadership, this series brings to campus accomplished individuals who are recognized, world-class leaders in their fields of endeavor. The lectures provide an engaging forum for senior executives to address pertinent leadership issues and to share their insights with the Harvey Mudd community.
Admission to this public lecture series is complimentary. Lectures are held on campus in the Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall of the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, California, 91711. A dessert reception follows each lecture.