Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Speak at C of O

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College of the Ozarks will host Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the speaker for the Leonard B. and Edith Gittinger Community Convocation on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The convocation is open to the public. Limited seating is available. Tickets are required and available online starting Monday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. at

This event will take place in the Howell W. Keeter Athletic Complex with doors opening at 5:45 p.m. The prelude begins at 6:30 p.m., and doors close at 6:45 p.m. The convocation begins promptly at 7 p.m.

“Her topics will include how a person of faith and conviction serves the country and stands firm in the midst of a storm,” said Dr. Sue Head, vice president for cultural affairs and dean of character education at College of the Ozarks. “Her remarks are sure to encourage and inspire our students.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidante of the President, Sanders advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two and a half years, Sanders was at the President’s side, battling with the media, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and staffing the President on every foreign trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders. Sanders is only the third woman and the very first mom to ever hold the job of White House press secretary.

Upon her departure from the administration, President Trump described Sanders as “irreplaceable,” a “warrior,” and a “very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job.” An early supporter of President Trump, Sanders joined the Trump campaign as a senior advisor in February 2016 during the Republican Primary and continued in that role through the President’s defeat of Hillary Clinton.

Sanders has been named one of TIME Magazine’s “”40 under 40” and is recognized as one of the best political operatives of her generation. She has also advised major Fortune 500 companies and non-profits, including serving as campaign manager of the ONE campaign, a global non-profit founded by U2’s Bono to take action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Sanders currently resides in Arkansas with her husband, Bryan, and their three children, Scarlett, Huck, and George.

For tickets and information on the fall convocation, visit the website at


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