Jane Lockett, an Eastern Illinois University alumna who taught at Arcola High School before moving into corporate leadership roles, will speak next week as the EIU School of Business' current Executive-in-Residence.
The public is invited to hear Lockett's open presentation, "Executive Management 101," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Lumpkin Hall's Roberson Auditorium (Room 2030).
Lockett is senior vice president of customer operations for ConnectEdu, which, according to its Web site, is "the nation’s leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions."
She is a retired consulting principal for IBM Global Services. Prior to working for IBM, she consulted for five years with other computer corporations, as well as national and state professional organizations supporting the public sector.
During her 11-year tenure as a teacher in Illinois, Lockett served four years as chief negotiating officer for her local teachers association while teaching at Arcola High School. She also consulted part-time while teaching full-time.
Lockett received her bachelor's and master's degrees from EIU.
As part of the School of Business Executive-in-Residence Program, Lockett will be on campus Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, meeting with faculty and students, as well as speaking to classes.
The Executive-in-Residence Program is designed to motivate students by bringing real-world business experience into the classroom, providing them with a greater understanding of the concepts and processes fundamental to the business world.
For more information on the Executive-in-Residence Program, please see