Home Depot’s Langone to give President’s Council Lecture Oct. 27

Ken Langone, cofounder of Home Depot, will speak at Fordham University on Oct. 27.

Ken Langone, cofounder of Home Depot, will speak at Fordham University on Oct. 27.

Ken Langone, cofounder of the home-improvement giant Home Depot and a star investor since the 1960s, will share his decades of business experience with a Fordham University audience on Oct. 27.

Langone, who will deliver a President’s Council Lecture, will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Keating Hall. Langone’s address will be conducted interview-style, with Donna Rapaccioli, the dean of Fordham’s schools of business, asking the questions. Gabelli School of Business senior Lou Murphy will assist during the event. There will also be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

Langone has been a fixture in business circles, serving previously as a director of the New York Stock Exchange and working with Texas entrepreneur Ross Perot and his company, Electronic Data Systems.

He founded Invemed Associates, an investment bank designed to finance medical business startups, in 1974. He then turned his interests toward home improvement, cofounding Home Depot with two others in 1978.

A philanthropist, Langone has donated to numerous charities.

Date: Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: Keating Hall, 1st floor auditorium
Register: RSVP here

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