Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will visit the DePauw University campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24, to present a Gertrude and G.D. Crain Jr. Lecture.
The session, moderated by Ken Bode, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw, will begin at 4:15 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center. The public is invited to the event, which is presented free of charge.
Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. is the 49th Governor of the State of Indiana. He was elected on Nov. 2, 2004, and sworn into office on Jan. 10, 2005.
Prior to running for public office for the first time in his life, Mitch Daniels served in top leadership positions in business and government.
He was chief of staff to Senator Richard Lugar, senior adviser to President Ronald Reagan, and director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President George W. Bush.
Daniels also was chief executive of Hudson Institute, the nationally-known research organization, and served in the upper management of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co., serving as president of Lilly's North American pharmaceutical operations, and later, senior vice president of corporate strategy and policy.
A 1967 graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis, Daniels was named Indiana's Presidential Scholar -- the state's top male high school graduate that year -- by President Lyndon Johnson. Daniels earned a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1971 and a law degree from Georgetown University in 1979.
On Oct. 5, 2004, Mitch Daniels visited DePauw while campaigning for governor.
He spoke with a group of Management Fellows and later met with students in the lobby of the Memorial Student Union building.
Endowed by Rance Crain, president of Crain Communications and a member of DePauw's Class of 1960, The Gertrude and G.D. Crain Jr. Lecture Series honors Mr. Crain's parents.
Previous Crain Lecturers have included: David Keene, chair of the American Conservative Union, and Roger Wilkins, a noted civil rights leader, historian, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; military sociologist Charles Moskos; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford; Father Richard P. McBrien, Crowley-O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and a consultant to ABC News for papal events; political analyst Charlie Cook; Wall Street Journal reporter and 1996 DePauw graduate Aaron Lucchetti; veteran political columnist Jack Germond; Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide; Emily Wax, Africa Bureau Chief of the Washington Post, and her husband, Raymond Thibodeaux, who also covers the region for Cox News, Voice of America and the Boston Globe; Tim McCaughan, senior White House producer for CNN and 1993 graduate of DePauw University.