Solomon Trujillo, President and Ceo of U S West to be Capstone Lecturer at Colorado State University’s 20th Annual Business Day

Solomon Trujillo, president and chief executive officer of U S West, a telecommunication leader, will be the capstone lecturer at Colorado State University’s 20th annual Business Day on Oct. 14. The lecture, scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Lory Student Center on campus, is free and open to the public. Trujillo also will headline a question-and-answer forum at 4:30 p.m. the same day, which also is free and open to the public.

Called "the first digital telcom CEO" by former Presidential Science Advisor Jay Keyworth, Trujillo today leads the nation’s top performing Baby Bell company. He is credited with guiding the company to record earnings by entering new data, wireless and video markets and by growing the core telephone business through innovative products. These products include the only new wireless personal communications service in the world that integrates wireless technology with the features of the wireline telephone network.

Business Day was developed in 1979 by the Business College Council and the College of Business, in cooperation with the Associated Students of Colorado State University. Students develop the program, arrange for speakers and implement all logistics of the event. The program was created to provide business students an opportunity to interact with successful practitioners in various fields and exchange ideas.

The day’s events will conclude with a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club, followed by a banquet in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center. Tickets for the reception and banquet are $12.50 and must be purchased in advance no later than Oct. 9.

For more information about Business Day events and to purchase banquet tickets, contact Gladys Eddy in the College of Business at (970) 491-5325.