Public Invited to Keynote Speech of AIJ Conference at SWOSU

Dr. Michael Williams 

The Administrative Issues Journal will host its inaugural academic conference October 13-14 on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford.

The conference theme—Creating Opportunities—will provide a platform for the presentation and discussion of challenges pertaining to contemporary administrative issues.

World-renowned guest speaker, Dr. Michael Williams, will engage attendees with the opportunities that may be taken advantage of in their own career fields. Dr. Williams will open the conference with his keynote address, “Building Organizations of Opportunity,” and the AIJ is pleased to extend an invitation to area business leaders and the public to attend this presentation on Thursday, October 13, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in Stafford Center 104.

The registration form may be found at The deadline for registration is October 7. There is a $25 fee for the first person and $20 per person thereafter.

Scholarly presenters from around the United States have been invited to explore the conference theme in a variety of ways. Individuals involved in teaching may choose to explore the theme in terms of creating opportunities for their students and for their universities, as well as for publishing their academic research, while individuals involved in the work force might consider how they generate opportunities for their businesses, their employees, and their clients or customers.

Other possibilities not unique to teachers or administrators include envisioning opportunities for obtaining funding, advancing one’s personal career, achieving and/or maintaining a healthy work/life balance, or generating opportunities for the community.

The Administrative Issues Journal is dedicated to expanding the knowledge of current multidisciplinary issues in administration and provides a platform for the publication and promotion of viable blind-reviewed research at small colleges and regional universities throughout the United States.

For more information about the journal, visit the website at, or contact the AIJ by email ( or phone 580.774.7175).