The 48th annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture featuring Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. will be held November 13 at 8 p.m. in the Hogan Ballroom. The lecture, which recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the realm of public service, is made possible in honor of Edward Hanify, a member of the graduating class of 1904, and Weston Howland.
Governor Huntsman began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has since served four U.S. Presidents in critical roles around the world including Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Trade Ambassador and most recently U.S. Ambassador to China. Twice elected as Utah's governor, Huntsman brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the state’s rainy day fund and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. Huntsman ran as a candidate for the 2013 Republican Presidential nomination. He now serves as co-chair, along with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, of No Labels, a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and everything in between dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving.
Special opportunity for students: Each year, the Hanify-Howland Committee provides Holy Cross students with the opportunity to engage with the Hanify-Howland speaker in small-group seminars as a unique way to further academic inquiry and dialogue within the Holy Cross community. Students who apply for and receive admittance to the seminar will have the opportunity to meet personally and informally with Governor Huntsman. For more information and to apply to the seminar, please email Hanify-Howland@holycross.edu