Lighting entrepreneur, mentor to inspire top student organization

By Madi Allen

Baylor’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization will host Bill Galvin, mentor of Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad at its meeting at 6 p.m. Friday in 103 Cashion Academic Center.

The Baylor chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization is part of a collegic network that includes various colleges from across the country, according to the Baylor CEO website. The organization’s goal is to provide an environment where students can learn about and develop entrepreneurial skills.

Galvin is the owner and president of Architectural Lighting Associates, “a full-service manufacturer’s representative, currently representing more than 80 of the lighting industry’s top architectural and commodity lines,” according to

“Having Bill Galvin visit says a lot about the enthusiasm Baylor students have for actively learning and participating in entrepreneurship, and not just taking classes,” said Katy senior Alexander Le Roux, president of the Baylor Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

The Baylor Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization meets about four times a semester to help grow the entrepreneurship department.

“Baylor Entrepreneurship is ranked top five in the country according the Princeton Review, but there has never been much of a manifestation of this ranking in the student body,” Le Roux said.

According to the, Baylor was ranked no. five in the country for it entrepreneurship department in September 2013.

Though the program is growing, the Baylor Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization aims to continue the success of the program by bringing in guests such as Galvin.

“We realized we had a great department but just didn’t see that in the student body and wanted to make it a more involved program,” said San Antonio sophomore Dusty Wright, director of operations for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

LeRoux said he thinks this can have positive effects on the program.

“Beyond the students, this event speaks volumes about the entrepreneurship program as a whole, and the success that Baylor can attract,” Le Roux said.