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February 5, 2016

Former White House staffer to speak in Presidential Leadership Series

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Timothy Goeglein, senior adviser to the president and vice president for external relations at Focus on the Family in Washington, D.C., will speak at the Presidential Leadership Series Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.

This event, which will be held in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium, is required for students, faculty and staff, and is also open to the Greenville community as well as the general public.

Goeglein previously worked as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison from 2001 to 2008.

He is also the author of The Man in the Middle: Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era.

Known to be an engaging speaker, Goeglein will address “Faith in the Halls of Power: How the Millennial Generation Might Think about Faith and the Public Square.”

“As a Christian liberal arts university, our goal is to bring to Greenville speakers who will challenge and inspire our students and the Greenville community on important topics,” Dr. Steve Pettit said.

“I’m looking forward to hearing from Goeglein as he speaks about faith in the public square.”

With the South Carolina primary elections right around the corner, it is important for students and citizens to know how faith should play a role in the public square.

The Presidential Leadership Series started a couple of years ago with the mission to give students the opportunity to hear leaders from across the country speak on their chosen field of expertise.

Randy Page, the University’s director of public relations, said that Goeglein’s story will help students understand the role faith plays in their country and how they can be an integral part of it.

“It is important to think outside the box,” Page said, “as public policy decisions affect students in all areas of majors such as nursing and accounting. Public policy affects every area of life.”