University of Oklahoma announces upcoming Colin Powell speech, event

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.”

Gazette staff

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