Benedictine University's "Journeys in Leadership" Speaker Series to Feature Music Producer, Performer Terence F. Clark

November 29, 2021

Terence ClarkTerence F. Clark, music producer and current touring drummer for Keith Urban and Boz Skaggs, will be the next featured guest in Benedictine University's "Journeys in Leadership" speaker series on Wednesday, December 1. The virtual program will be 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to the public.

Clark will discuss his upbringing, what inspires him musically and creatively, and the significance of music in his life, both as a form of personal expression and as a vehicle for connecting with people from around the world.

“The ‘Journeys in Leadership’ series continues to push the boundaries in its definition of leadership and the ways we understand how individuals function as leaders in many different fields. Clark is one of the most sought after and respected artists in the Memphis and Nashville music scenes, and his dynamism as a producer, editor, designer and contemporary voice on matters of social justice make him a perfect fit for this series,” said Phil Hardy, Journeys in Leadership director and Associate Professor of Political Science at Benedictine University.

Terence F. Clark is a Memphis-born and bred drummer, producer, session drummer and advocate for social activism. Known for his impeccable yet soulful performance and discipline of craft, Clark has traveled the world building relationships with and through music. As he finds inspiration in his travels and engaging other cultures, he always lends inspiration with his unique brand of performance, solid groove, and musical excellence.

Journeys in Leadership is Benedictine’s nonpartisan speaker series designed to highlight the successes and challenges of an eclectic mix of local, state, national and international leaders from across a range of professional and academic experiences. Stressing the importance of a liberal arts education, the common thread of its speakers is their commitment to community discourse and living active, healthy lives.

To register for the session, click here.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the ninth consecutive year in 2019. Benedictine University was also named the second-safest campus in the country and safest campus in Illinois by in 2019. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about the University, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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