Philip J. Carroll, chairman and chief executive officer of Fluor Corporation, will speak at a breakfast celebrating accreditation of the Samford University School of Business Friday, March 10.
The 7:30 a.m. breakfast will be at the Richard M. Scrushy Conference Center.
Carroll, who served formerly as president and CEO of Shell Oil Company, joined Fluor in 1998. Fluor - headquartered in California - is one of the world's leading engineering, construction, maintenance and diversified services companies and a major producer of low-sulfur coal.
Carroll, who spent 37 years with Shell, is also former director of the Energy Conservation Division of the U.S. Department of Commerce and executive director of the National Industrial Energy Conservation Council.
He is a member of the board of Vulcan Materials and serves on numerous other corporate and civic boards and organizations.
The Samford School of Business received accreditation last fall of its bachelor's and master's degree programs from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the International Association for Management Education.
Samford - accredited as an institution since the 1920s - has one of the oldest business programs in Alabama, having offered undergraduate business degrees for 77 years and Master of Business Administration degrees for 32 years.