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Former White House Chief of Staff to speak at SMU

Andrew and the Rev. Kathleene Card at the Bolin Family Public Life-Personal Faith Colloquium

January 30, 2015

Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and his wife, the Rev. Kathleene Card, will be guest speakers at this year’s Bolin Family Public Life-Personal Faith Colloquium, Luncheon and Lecture.

Kathleene and Andrew Card
Kathleene and Andrew Card

Sponsored by SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, the event will be on Friday, Feb. 6.

The couple will discuss “staying grounded while rubbing shoulders in the halls of power,” says Rev. Card, a United Methodist Church elder who is on the Board of Governors of Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C. Her husband, “Andy,” is the second-longest tenured White House Chief of Staff, having served President George W. Bush from 2001-2006 and in senior roles for two other U.S. presidents. He is now president of Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

The informal Q&A-style Colloquium, free and open to the public, will be 10 to 11 a.m. in the Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, 5901 Bishop Boulevard, on the SMU campus

Reservations are required for the fundraising Luncheon and Lecture from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the SMU’s Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. Tickets to that event are $150 per person ($85 of which counts as a charitable contribution) and sponsored tables are available. 

For more details visit http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/Give/plpf or call 214-768-3688.

Andrew Card tells President George W. Bush about the 9/11 attack.
Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card in 2001 alerting President George W. Bush about the first 9/11 attacks.