Top At&T Executive to Fill in for H. Ross Perot at Business Day Rap Session; Perot Still to Deliver Keynote Speech Oct. 13

A top AT&T executive will field questions from Colorado State University students about the changing telecommunications industry and other items of interest as part of Business Day activities Oct. 13.

Dennis Roth, vice president and managing partner of the industry giant, will answer student inquiries during the "Rap Session" portion of Business Day events. He will fill in for H. Ross Perot, who originally had been scheduled. Perot will deliver the Business Day keynote address as planned at 8 p.m. that same evening in the Lory Student Center Theatre.

The "Rap Session," annually one of the highlights of the scheduled events, gives Colorado State students an opportunity to ask business leaders questions on a wide range of topics from current issues to job search advice. Previous participants have included Ronald Reagan, Malcolm Forbes and Jerry McMorris. Last year, US West leader Sol Trujillo took the mike for student questions.

"These sessions really are a valuable opportunity for our students to hear from the very top leaders in the national and international business community," said Gladys Eddy, organizer of the event. "We believe this interaction is a crucial part of the learning environment here at Colorado State."

Another highlight of Business Day this year will be a presentation by Carl Gambs, Century Date Change project leader for the Federal Reserve System. Gambs will discuss "Y2K Ready or Not–Here We Come," at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 13 in Room 228 Lory Student Center.

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.

A full roster of Business Day events follows.