Join West for "The Big Game" Tempe Chamber of Commerce Event

West Campus to Host 2015 Women in Business Speaker Series

The Tempe Chamber’s Women in Business Council presents a powerful speaker series that will guide participants on becoming leaders through positive transformation. All events take place at the Western International University® (West) Tempe campus from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. To register online and for additional speaker/topic details, click on the link below for each event date, or call the Tempe Chamber at (480) 967-7891.


January 23     Sarah Kay: “Game Ready”

January 30     Debbie Waitkus: “Coaching”

February 6       West’s President, Tracy Lorenz:
                       “Being a Team Player and a Team Leader”

February 13   Rene Lyst: “Mental Agility & Winning the Game”


Join West President Tracy Lorenz February 4 for NAWBO Phoenix Mentoring Program


West President Tracy Lorenz will facilitate the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Phoenix mentoring program session on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 with the topic “Finding the Right People – Lead and Manage the New/Growing Organization.”

West is hosting the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Phoenix mentoring program through May 2015. This program is held the first Wednesday each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at West’s Tempe Campus. 

The NAWBO mentoring program is helping women business owners achieve excellent results in their businesses and in their lives. During the past 10 years, more than 200 women have experienced the power and enjoyment of receiving personal support from qualified executives and coaches to achieve breakthroughs, strengthen business acumen, and gain confidence in their leadership skills.

For more information, contact, call 602-429-1078, or visit NAWBO at

International Speakers to Meet February 5 & 19


Join West's International Speakers group for the February Toastmasters meeting in Room 222 at the Tempe campus:

Thursday, February 5, 11:00am-Noon
Thursday, February 19, 4:00-5:00pm

Meetings are open to West students, faculty, staff, and the public, and visitors are always welcome. For details on this organization, email or login to, click on Communities tab, then the All Clubs link.

The Importance of a Global Education


West President Tracy Lorenz writes about how globally focused higher education programs—like those offered at West—can enhance the learning experience.

Read more of Tracy's articles on higher education at


West’s Provost, Dr. Ben Pryor, was also recently quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about how a global perspective can expand career options: