"Dr. Shirley Raines has that rare talent of being able to speak in front of hundreds of people and every person in the room will feel that she is personally speaking to them. "
-David Cox, Campus Administrator
Schedule Shirley Raines to speak about her latest book, An Uncommon Journey: Leadership Lessons from a preschool teacher who became a university president. Dr. Raines was the first woman president of the University of Memphis where she served for 12 years. At her induction ceremony for the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame, Shirley was described as "powerful, personable, and prepared." Dr. Raines is now a keynote speaker, author, leadership development trainer, and consultant.