WMU News

Federal Reserve official to speak Oct. 22

Oct. 9, 1997

KALAMAZOO -- A member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System will present her "Perspectives on the U.S. Economy" in a lecture Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Western Michigan University.

Dr. Susan M. Phillips, who joined the Federal Reserve board in 1991, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium of Schneider Hall. Her free address is expected to focus on the role of the Federal Reserve in monetary policy as well as the current performance of the U.S. economy and its outlook.

Phillips is a former faculty member and vice president for finance and university services at the University of Iowa. She also has served as a member and chairperson of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Her areas of specialization include options and commodity futures, financial management and economic theory of regulation.

Her lecture at WMU is being coordinated by the Department of Finance and Commercial Law and sponsored by the Visiting Scholars and Artists Program. For more information, persons may contact Dr. David A. Burnie, associate professor of finance and commercial law, at 387-5764.

The Visiting Scholars and Artists Program was established in 1960 and has supported some 500 visits by scholars and artists representing more than 65 academic disciplines. The chairperson of the committee that oversees the program is Dr. Linda L. Dannison, chairperson of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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