SYLVANIA, Ohio, February 13, 2024: Lourdes University is thrilled to announce the upcoming Archway Inspirations event, an annual speaker series dedicated to igniting inspiration and fostering community engagement. This year’s event features esteemed entrepreneur Ron Thompson as the keynote speaker.

Scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the event will take place at the Franciscan Center Commons, located at 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.

Ron Thompson, a distinguished leader with an illustrious career, will offer attendees a rare glimpse into his lifetime of leadership experiences. With a notable background serving on boards like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and as a student at the University of Michigan, Thompson brings a wealth of insights and wisdom to share.

“We are excited to provide this unique opportunity for our community to engage with Ron Thompson,” says Dr. William J. Bisset, President of Lourdes University. “His reflections on leadership are invaluable, and we are sure attendees will leave inspired and empowered.”

Attendance to Archway Inspirations is complimentary, but RSVP is requested by March 11, 2024. To secure your spot, please visit the event webpage.

Refreshments will be provided. For media inquiries or further information, please contact Cara O’Neill, Donor Relations Coordinator at Lourdes University, at or (419) 824-3522.

Lourdes University, rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. Established in 1958 and accredited by nine national and regional educational organizations, the robust liberal arts education and Franciscan-inspired charism of service learning ensures students receive a holistic education that prepares them for professional and personal success.

Located in Sylvania, Ohio, Lourdes University is proudly sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Sylvania. The Sisters of St. Francis are Third Order Regular Franciscans, living in the community as vowed religious according to the spirit and example of Francis of Assisi. As women of peace and seekers of justice, they are committed to serving God’s people through diverse ministries in 10 Dioceses in seven states.