Colin Powell to Visit ASU Next Year

NOVEMBER 17, 2005 - Posted at 10:57 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - General Colin Powell (Ret., U.S. Army) will visit Arkansas State University on April 13, 2006 as part of the Liberty Bank Distinguished Lecture Series.

Powell, who served as Secretary of State during President George W. Bush's first term, served 35 years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of four-star general.  He also served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 until 1993, overseeing 28 crises including Operation Desert Storm and the Persian Gulf War.

His 7:30 p.m. address on "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust, and Values" will be in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center.

Prior to his lecture presentation, Powell will participate in an informal question and answer session with ASU students from 6:30 until 7 p.m. in the drama theatre of Fowler Center.  Admission for the Q&A event is $5 for ASU students with a valid student ID card.

Admission to the lecture is priced at $50 per person.  Tickets for reserved seating will go on sale in mid-January, and will be available through the ASU Office of University Advancement (972-3362).