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

March 05, 2018

College of the Ozarks to host Steve Forbes for Spring Convocation April 10, 2018

College of the Ozarks to host Steve Forbes for Spring Convocation April 10, 2018

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, for the 2018 Spring Free Enterprise Forum Convocation on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

“We are looking forward to having Mr. Forbes, an icon of free enterprise, on campus,” said Dr. Sue Head, vice president for cultural affairs and dean of charter education. “He will discuss Work Ethic, Free Markets, and the Changing Global Landscape, which should be very interesting.”

The event will take place on the College campus in the Howell W. Keeter Athletic Complex. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The prelude begins at 6:30 p.m., with doors closing at 6:45 p.m. The Convocation begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Tickets are required for admission. A limited number of tickets are available to the public at no charge (limit – two per household) and are available only through the College of the Ozarks website: Tickets will be made available on the C of O website beginning at 8 a.m. (CST), Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

“Once tickets are set aside for students, faculty, staff, and special guests, we are happy to share remaining tickets with the community at no charge,” Head said. “Through The Keeter Center for Character Education, the annual Spring Forum provides an opportunity for the College to bring nationally recognized leaders to our campus to share their life stories with our students as a way to emphasize the importance of good character.”

For tickets, visit the College of the Ozarks website:

About Steve Forbes

The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company’s licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5 million readers. has become one of the world’s most influential websites, with more than 60 million unique visitors a month.

Forbes writes editorials for Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.

In both 1996 and 2000, Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits, and a strong national defense.

In 1985, President Ronald Reagan named Forbes chairman of the bi-partisan Board for International Broadcasting (BIB). In this position, he oversaw the operations of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Broadcasting behind the Iron Curtain, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty were praised by Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, as being critical to the struggle against communism. Forbes was reappointed to his post by President George H.W. Bush and served until 1993.

Forbes was born on July 18, 1947, in Morristown, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in history from Princeton in 1970.

Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He is on the board of overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and on the board of visitors for the School of Public Policy of Pepperdine University. He previously served on the board of trustees of Princeton University for ten years.

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.


03.05.2018 – Michael Galioto




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