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Evangel University’s Business Department to host panel discussion on AI in the Workplace

Published on Mar 27, 2024 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University’s Business Department will host a panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Workplace on Monday, April 1 from 10 – 11 a.m. in Trask Academic Building Room 102. The event is free and the public is invited to attend along with EU students, faculty, and staff.

This is the inaugural session in the Schmidgall Panel Series sponsored by Dr. Ray and Barbara Schmidgall and facilitated by the Business Department’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) student chapter. The purpose of the Schmidgall Panel Series is to provide a venue for practical discussion of business-related topics and trends. While many lecture series are more academic in nature, the Schmidgall Panel Series will focus on practical solutions and pointed discussions about topics relevant to students and their future careers.

Artificial Intelligence is reshaping not only how we live and interact with technology but also how we work and consume goods and services. The panel will be made up of local business leaders with practical experience using AI in their fields.

Panelists include:

  • Bruce Cassell: Bayer Corporation (Accounting and Finance)
  • Travis Bradshaw: Association for Accounting Marketing (Accounting and Marketing)
  • Melinda Love: Graddy Real Estate (Investments)
  • Ron Bogart: Gold Mechanical (Management)
  • David Mayne: Convoy of Hope (Marketing)

Evangel’s Business Department

Students in EU’s Business Department, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, study Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Education, Business Management, Finance, Marketing, and Nonprofit Business & Social Enterprise from faculty with real-world experience as business leaders and entrepreneurs. Students have a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, including managing a more than $1 million portfolio through the Student Investment Club, running a state-of-the-art digital apparel printing company known as “Valor Custom,” and participating in organizations such as FBLA and Phi Beta Lambda.


About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at