Southwestern Adventist University President Dr. Ken Shaw is the speaker at the monthly luncheon of the Keene Chamber of Commerce at noon Thursday, July 28, at the Keene Senior Center, 207 E. 1st St. in Keene.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and meal service begins at 11:45 a.m. The meal, catered by Mr. Jim's Pizza of Keene, will feature lasagna. Chamber charter member General Insurance Service is in the membership spotlight.
Admission is $12 per person for those who RSVP by 5 p.m. July 25 at www.keenechamber.org or phone the chamber office at 817-556-2995. Admission for walk-ups is $15 per person.
The meeting is the celebration of the 23rd birthday of the Keene chamber and will feature door prizes valued at $23. The singing of "Happy Birthday" will be led by the Three Redneck Tenors.
Shaw is preparing for his third year as president of SWAU. Since his arrival on campus, he has engaged the University community in discussions that have resulted in refining statements of mission, vision, and values, defining a new tagline, and producing a new five-year strategic plan to guide the future of the University.
He has revitalized plans to build a new nursing and administration building, and upheld efforts to further University and community connections. Shaw loves his church and the community in which he lives. He is a member of the Keene Chamber of Commerce board of directors and serves on a number of other boards and several local civic organizations. Shaw holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics and a doctoral degree in mathematics education. Prior to relocating to Keene, he served at Florida State University as a faculty member and administrator at its Panama City campus for 25 years.
Shaw and his wife Ann have two married children, Kate and Martin.