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DeFrancis Lecture

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About the DeFrancis Lecture

The DeFrancis Lecture, presented by M&T Bank, brings to the Loyola University Maryland campus leaders in business who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and who are of interest to the academic, business, and civic communities. Additionally, a DeFrancis Faculty Scholar is named who conducts and publishes high-quality research in a business discipline. Richard R. Klink, Ph.D., professor of marketing, is the current scholar and will serve in this position for three years, through June 2019. The lecture and scholar are named in memory of Frank J. DeFrancis, a former member of Loyola’s Board of Trustees