Philanthropist, industrialist and author Jon M. Huntsman will visit Lamar University Thursday, April 3, becoming the 11th guest in the Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series. He will present a free public lecture titled “We are not put here to fail” at 2 p.m. in the University Theatre.

“We are delighted to have Mr. Huntsman as our guest,” said Kevin Smith, senior associate provost and chair of the Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series committee. “Known worldwide as a leader in industry, his phenomenal business success is matched by his equally incredible generosity. On every level, his is an inspiring story.”

Past lecturers in the Fisher series are former President Gerald Ford, Larry McMurtry, Vladimir Sakharov, Stephen Jay Gould, Linda Ellerbee, Antonin Scalia, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, James Watson, and former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.