Former first lady Laura Bush will speak at Georgia Southern University next month.
The appearance by the wife of former President George W. Bush is part of the university’s Leadership Lecture Series, which allows Georgia Southern students to learn from U.S. and world leaders.
Laura Bush will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hanner Fieldhouse.
“This is an exciting opportunity to welcome Laura Bush to our campus as she shares with our students and our community her journey from teaching in a public school to becoming the first lady of the United States,” said Dr. Teresa Thompson, the university’s vice president of student affairs and enrollment management. “Mrs. Bush is a devoted advocate for a number of issues, including education, and her message on leadership should inspire anyone who hears her.”
For decades, Bush has traveled the U.S. and the world to champion issues in education, health care and human rights.
She has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston and Austin and was a public-school librarian. Her husband spoke at Georgia Southern in 2006.