The University of Oklahoma announced today former Secretary of State Colin Powell will speak at the school Sept. 12 presenting “The Challenges Facing America.”
The speech will be at 4 p.m. at Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall in Catlett Music Center and will be open to OU faculty, staff and students with overflow seating available to the public.
Powell — who last visited OU in 2000 to promote the campus-wide philanthropy Big Event as founding chairman of America’s Promise “ The Alliance for Youth — will also attend a President’s Reception, dialogue and dinner featuring himself and President David L. Boren.
“We’re honored to welcome General Powell to our campus. He is admired not only as a public servant but also because of his work as a civic volunteer in reaching out to help others,” Boren said in a statement. “His wide personal experience at the highest levels of our government give him a unique perspective about the greatest challenges which our country faces in the years ahead.”