September 28, 2006
SIUC to host former White House chief of staff
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card, Jr. will visit Southern Illinois University Carbondale next month as part of the fall lecture series sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
After meeting with students and faculty on campus during the day on Tuesday, Oct. 10, Card will speak in Shryock Auditorium at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to attend a news conference featuring Card at 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the lobby of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. For more information, contact Institute assistant director Matthew C. Baughman at 618/453-4001 or 618/201-0082. Television and radio crews may only cover the first three minutes of Card's 7 p.m. lecture.
Card's appearance is part of the Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series.
"Andy Card has served with dedication and professionalism in some of the most important positions in our government. Paul Simon spoke highly of him, and I am pleased to have him share his insights and perspectives with our community," said Mike Lawrence, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
From November 2000 to April 2006, Card served as chief of staff for President George W. Bush. He was the second-longest serving White House chief of staff. Under President George H.W. Bush, Card served as secretary of transportation, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff. He managed the daily operations of the White House staff and participated in the full range of economic, foreign and domestic policy development. Card served in President Ronald Reagan's
administration as special assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and subsequently as deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs.
"I am delighted to come to SIU and Southern Illinois at the invitation of the institute founded by someone for whom I had great respect," Card said. "It was my pleasure to work with Paul Simon on a number of occasions. I viewed him as a wise man who listened well and responded with intellect."
Developing citizen-leaders with global perspectives is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.