POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House and Republican presidential candidate, as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Fall Citizenship Forum on Nov. 1.
The convocation will be open to the public. Limited seating is available. Tickets will be made available online at www.cofo.edu/newtgingrich.
The event will take place in the Howell W. Keeter Athletic Complex. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The prelude will begin at 6:30 p.m., and doors close at 6:45 p.m. The convocation begins promptly at 7 p.m.
“It is our privilege to have as our special guest the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, The Honorable Newt Gingrich,” said Dr. Sue Head, vice president for cultural affairs and dean of character education. “Gingrich excels in politics and is a national expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs. He is also a best-selling author. We are honored to provide this opportunity for our students, staff, faculty, and our community at large.”
Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. After he was elected speaker, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people.
Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cut in sixteen years. In addition, the Congress restored funding to strengthen defense and intelligence capabilities, an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission.
Today, Gingrich is a Fox News contributor. He is a senior advisor at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm with more than 6,500 lawyers in 50 countries and offices in more than 125 cities. He advises the firm’s world-class Public Policy and Regulation practice.
He is also a senior scientist at Gallup. As an author, Gingrich has published 27 books, including 14 fiction and nonfiction New York Times best-sellers. In his post-speaker role, Gingrich has become one of the most highly sought-after public speakers, accepting invitations to speak before prestigious organizations throughout the world
For tickets and information, visit www.cofo.edu/newtgingrich.