Seton Hill University’s Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series will present “Collaborative Community Development as a Means for Regional Revitalization and Entrepreneurship,” a free public lecture, on Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr., D.Sc., MBA, chief executive officer of the Landmarks Community Capital Corporation, will serve as the keynote speaker. The event will take place in the Administration Building, Room 206, on Seton Hill University’s Greensburg, Pa. campus. As seating is limited, please register by calling 724-830-4637 or e-mailing This event is co-sponsored by Seton Hill’s MBA program and the E-Magnify Women’s Business Center at Seton Hill.

Howard B. Slaughter, Jr. possesses over 25 years of lending experience in nonprofit consumer financial services and regional commercial banking. Slaughter holds five degrees, including a Master of Science degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University and his Doctor of Science degree in information systems and communication from Robert Morris University. He is also a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow and serves on the boards of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Pittsburgh Foundation, and Minority and Women Business Enterprise of Allegheny County. Slaughter is also the founder of the Financial Literacy Program of Pittsburgh at Robert Morris University.

Landmarks Community Capital Corporation is a nonprofit corporation that focuses on providing equity, debt, and short and intermediate term financing for housing and economic development activities in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia markets. The corporation undertakes actual developments, serves as a co-developer and/or lends funds to community development corporations and others that undertake such work and also works to support the expansion of the regional employment base, green and sustainable goals, and rural and farm economic development.

The Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series is a program of The Farrell Programs for Innovation in Business at Seton Hill, and is made possible by a gift from the Farrell Family Foundation of Pittsburgh. The Farrell Programs for Innovation in Business help Seton Hill students develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to compete in a rapidly changing world by integrating entrepreneurship, grounded in the liberal arts, into all levels of the University’s academic programs.

Seton Hill’s MBA program includes specializations in management and entrepreneurship. The accelerated eight-week sessions allow students the opportunity to complete the program in one calendar year. For information, please visit Seton Hill’s website,, or contact the Office of Graduate and Adult Studies by e-mail, or by phone, 724-838-4221.