The President Emeritus of Purdue University, Steven C. Beering, will give West Virginia Universitys annual Neil S. Bucklew Lecture in Higher Education Administration at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Erickson Alumni Center. His topic is The 21st Century University �€Challenge and Change.

Dr. Beeringhas been at Purdue since 1983. Prior to that, he served a decade as dean of medicine and director of the Indiana University Medical Center.

He holds appointments as professor of medicine at IndianaUniversity and professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Purdue, and is also chairman of Purdues Research Foundation.

He has held numerous national offices, including the chairmanship of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of American Universities. He is a trustee at the University of Pittsburgh and a former regent of the National Library of Medicine.

Beering is a Fellow of the AmericanCollege of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the IndianaAcademy.

The Neil S. Bucklew Lecture Series in Higher Education Administration was endowed by Tom and Jean Clark in 1998, and has featured speakers such as Penn State President Graham Spanier and others.

Dr. Bucklew served as WVU president from 1986-1995; he is now a faculty member in the WVU College of Business and Economics.