September 28, 2017
Former presidential senior advisor Karl Rove to speak at College of the Ozarks fall convocation
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host Karl Rove, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, as the speaker for the Leonard B. and Edith Gittinger Community Convocation on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.
The convocation will be open to the public. Limited seating is available. Tickets will be available online, starting Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at 8 a.m., at http://www.cofo.edu/KarlRove
The event will take place in the Howell W. Keeter Athletic Complex with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The prelude will begin at 6:30 p.m. Doors close at 6:45 p.m. The convocation begins promptly at 7 p.m.
“Karl Rove’s experience inside the beltway and inside the White House qualifies him to speak to the inner workings of government,” said Dr. Sue Head, vice president for cultural affairs and dean of character education. “Students will gain his insights on our government and how changing communication channels are impacting public thought.”
About Senior Advisor Rove
Rove, an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day.
Rove served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000-2007 and deputy chief of staff from 2004-2007. At the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs. He was also deputy chief of staff for policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.
Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone in U.S. News & World Report as “… unique… no presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon.” Washington Post columnist David Broder has called Rove a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term… and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, has called him “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”
Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on the Fox News Channel, and is the author of the New York Times best seller, Courage and Consequence. His latest book is The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1886 Still Matters.
A Colorado native, he attended the University of Utah, the University of Maryland-College Park, George Mason University, and the University of Texas at Austin.
For tickets and information on the fall cultural convocation, visit the website at http://www.cofo.edu/KarlRove
For additional information on the College, contact the Public Relations Office 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 2017. 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 www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.
09.28.17 – Michael Galioto