Change agent Richard M. Batenburg, Jr. on campus April 7

The College of Natural Sciences will host a free, public lecture by alumnus Richard M. Batenburg, Jr., April 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bohemian Auditorium, Rockwell Hall West.

Batenburg, who graduated with a degree in psychology in 1984, will speak on his new book, Change is Great, and his 25 years of success as an entrepreneur and business owner.Richard Batenburg

He is the founder and CEO of BATMANN Consulting Inc., and Cliintel, LLC, as well as the former CEO of First Entertainment. There, he oversaw comedy and jazz clubs, radio stations, television and film production and a talent agency.

Batenburg describes himself as someone who “livesĀ and breathes organizational change.” Not only has he consulted countless business leaders on revising their organizational structure, but as an entrepreneur himself, he has personal experience with adjusting company culture.

In his book, Batenburg suggests that business leaders should welcome a culture of change, where all employees feel free to mix things up and break previous conventions. His philosophy centers on the idea that stagnation is not a path to success; rather, all highly successful companies adjust their business models and processes based on changes in the marketplace.

The event will be immediately followed by a book signing and light refreshments in the Rockwell West Atrium.

Batenburg will serve as a judge in the CSU Collegiate Challenge, April 27, which invites student entrepreneurs to compete for prizes.

Register for the lecture online, or contact the Office of CSU Events at or at 970-491-4601.