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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

January 31, 2018

Tim Goeglein, senior advisor at Focus on the Family, speaks to students at College of the Ozarks

Tim Goeglein, a senior advisor at Focus on the Family, spoke at College of the Ozarks on Jan. 29 during a convocation for students.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Tim Goeglein, a senior advisor at Focus on the Family, spoke at College of the Ozarks on Jan. 29 during a convocation for students.

Goeglein is the senior advisor to the president and vice president for external relations at Focus on the Family and has served in high level government posts for the past two decades.

Goeglein reminded students of the importance of humility when moving up the proverbial ladder.

“Prideful people don’t see clearly the extraordinary blessings they are given,” Goeglein said. “If I never have another blessing, I’d still have enough for a lifetime.”

Goeglein worked as special assistant to President George W. Bush, where he was the deputy director of the White House office of public liaison from 2001 to 2008. He was the president’s principal outreach contact for conservatives, think tanks, Veteran groups, faith-based groups, and some of America’s leading cultural organizations.

“He is a man of humility,” said Evan Jones, sophomore biblical and theological studies major. “He understands the foundation and purpose of being a follower of Christ.”

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


01.31.2018 – Lain McCanless


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