CSU–Pueblo hosts founder of JanSport next week


JanSport co-founder Skip Yowell will visit the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus on Tuesday Oct. 23 to promote his new book, The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder and Other Mountains, with a day of presentations and autographs.

Yowell, along with partners Murray and Jan Pletz, co-founded JanSport in 1967 with nothing more than a sewing machine and a fierce determination to make the best and most dependable product on the market. Now, 40 years later, JanSport is the world’s largest manufacturer of backbacks that come with a lifetime warranty, and Yowell is ready to share what he has learned along the way. More information about his adventures and his book may be found at http://skipyowell.com/

The businessman’s visit to CSU-Pueblo will begin at 8 a.m. with a presentation to a business administration class and interested parties. From 9-9:30 a.m., he will sign books in the foyer of the Hasan School of Business Room 10 followed by a private meeting with the Experiential Learning Center Leadership Team. A brown bag lunch presentation from noon-1 p.m. is open to the public in the OUC Cotttonwood Room followed by another book signing at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore from 1-1:30 p.m. Yowell’s book will be offered at a 25 percent discount in honor of his visit.

For more information, contact Bookstore Manager Stacey Douglas at 719-549-2953.

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