NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's Rusche College of Business is hosting an Evening with Executives at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the McGee Building, Room 133, on the university campus.

Citizens National Bank CEO Brad Tidwell and his executive team will provide a "State of the Industry" address in which Tidwell will discuss his views of the banking industry and economy. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions after the address.

Dr. Todd Brown, associate dean of the Rusche College of Business, has helped organize the event and is looking forward to offering students a unique experience.

"This event is a great opportunity to give students real-world insights into banking and business in general. Furthermore, it allows students to network with business leaders," Brown said.

Evening with Executives is part of the college's Student Success Passport Program, which encourages students to hone their professional skills while competing for scholarships. The program works on a point system, and students can earn points by completing assignments and attending events.

"We are excited to incorporate this event into the Passport Program," said Megan Sellers, coordinator for career success and corporate engagement in the College of Business. "It will be an amazing opportunity for students to network and hear authentic stories from these professionals."