The Fall 2008 semester will mark the inauguration of the First Commonwealth Bank Endowed Lecture Series. The series will bring speakers of national and international prominence to lecture on the university’s main campus.
According to John Dolan, president and chief executive officer of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation, “Through this lecture series, we will join IUP in broadening local horizons and encouraging critical inquiry. As a leader in corporate philanthropy in the region, we are anxious to demonstrate our commitment to education and cultural programming.”
First Commonwealth has made a generous gift to endow the series. A committee comprising university and corporation representatives will consider and choose speakers.
With assets of approximately $6 billion, First Commonwealth Financial Corporation is headquartered in Indiana, Pa. It operates, through First Commonwealth Bank, in fifteen counties in western and central Pennsylvania.