Commentator, Presidential Advisor Gergen at TAMIU Feb. 24
Posted: 2/17/11

CNN Commentator, Presidential Advisor
David Gergen Coming to TAMIU Feb. 24

David Gergen
CNN commentator, David Gergen, will be at TAMIU
Feb. 24.

David Gergen, advisor to four United States presidents, senior political analyst for CNN and Harvard University professor will make a rare public appearance at Texas A&M International University on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. for a special morning lecture and breakfast.

Tickets are $35 and are available for advance purchase with the University’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 326.GIVE (4483). Funds for the presentation will help support TAMIU’s student leadership program, Leadership TAMIU.

Gergen is a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2000, he published the best-selling book, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton.

TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck said the University is honored to have the opportunity to host Gergen. This past summer, Dr. Keck and TAMIU students participated in the inaugural Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) at Harvard and met Gergen, a CPL faculty member.

“We were all very impressed by professor Gergen’s keen interest in fostering leadership, especially leadership by young Latinos. His insight and accessibility to our students was inspiring and helped our Leadership TAMIU program here. During his visit here, he will be meeting with our LLI cohort to hear of their progress in leadership initiatives here,” Dr. Keck said.

Leadership TAMIU is an innovative leadership-training program at the University. It offers a series of group experiences, opportunities to develop skills, self-assessment exercises and targeted ways to test leadership through community outreach. Students self –select to participate in Leadership TAMIU, but must meet requirements, attend group meetings and complete assignments as part of their personal commitment.

For additional information, contact the University’s Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, e-mail prmis@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu or visit social networking sites on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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