Sydney Smith Hicks '69
At the time of Sydney Smith Hicks ’69 visit at Cornell, she was the Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Metavante Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Metavante offers banking and payment technology solutions to financial services firms and businesses worldwide. Hicks was the senior executive with expertise in strategic planning, economic forecasting, and new product marketing. Her accomplished career also includes work with VECTORsgi, Inc., NationsBank, and the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas and in St. Louis. Hicks is currently an independent consultant. She received her BA in Economics from Cornell College, and an MA and Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.
Hicks' 4-day visit included a pizza dinner with Economics and Business students, a reception for women entrepreneurs, visits to the Money & Banking course in economics and business as well as a Programming Language course in computer science, and an evening of s'mores with Kappa Theta actives. While on campus, Dr. Hicks also gave a public lecture on "Strategic Planning and Business: Taking Time for the Future."
*co sponsored by Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitors Program