Former Texas senator to speak at RC

by rcnewsblog on January 30, 2015

Hutchison-090706-18278 0016This Wednesday, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will visit Roanoke College to discuss a timely news issue – the relationship between the president of the United States and Congress.

Hutchison, the first and only woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, will speak on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bast Center.

Hutchison is known as a passionate force in American politics who forged a path for women to make a mark in the political world.

While in the Senate, she served in a number of important roles, including as vice chair of the Republican Conference and chair of the Republican Policy Committee. She retired in 2012 as the Senate’s highest-ranking Republican woman.

Her alma mater, the University of Texas, created a center named for her to foster international contact, study, and teaching with a focus on Latin America, as well as domestic energy issues.

Forbes magazine has ranked Hutchison, also author of two bestselling books, among the world’s 100 most powerful women.

Her visit is sponsored by Roanoke’s Fowler Public Policy Lecture Program.

Free tickets are required and available at or at the Colket Center Information Desk.

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