HPU To Host Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 17, 2010 ? High Point University?s chapter of College Republicans, as well as the Young American?s Foundation, will host former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove on the HPU campus. Rove will speak on Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Pauline Theater of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is not open to the public.

Rove is well-known in national politics. Apart from advising former President Bush, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy. During his time working with the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiative, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Previous to his political endeavors, Rove served as the president of Karl Rove + Company, a public affairs firm based in Austin, Texas that worked with republican candidates, non-partisan causes and non-profit groups.

Currently, Rove serves on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the Texas State History Museum Foundation. He is also a member of the McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors and the Texas Philosophical Society.

HPU has hosted a variety of nationally known speakers on campus, including NASA Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Dr. Bill Cosby, Steve Forbes, baseball superstar Cal Ripken, Jr., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Muhtar Kent, CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Daniel ?Rudy? Ruettiger, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and many more.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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