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Civic Luncheon Lecture

Join us for a special edition of the Civic Lecture series, Thursday, September 10, as part of K-State Salina's 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 10 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm | College Center Conference Room

Topic: Higher Education in Salina: What will the next 50 years bring?

Higher education is more necessary than ever before…or is it? Today’s society needs graduates well versed in leadership, civics, and technology but higher education may need to change to meet this demand. Learn how colleges are rising to the challenge, progressing from the past, and how higher education in Salina is as important today as it was 50 years ago. Join us for this special offering of the Civic Lecture Series, part of K-State Salina’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, to hear more about how higher education has evolved and how it is changing in the future. Reception to follow lecture.


John CarlinGovernor John Carlin
Former Governor of Kansas
Visiting Professor and Executive in Residence, Kansas State University Political Science Department and Staley School of Leadership Studies

Carlin is a Former Kansas Governor (1979-1987). Before becoming Governor, Carlin worked as a dairy farmer a few miles west of Salina. He served as a Kansas State Representative from 1971-1979. He was also an Archivist of the United States for the National Archives and Records Administration from 1995 to 2005, and a chair of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission during the same time period. Carlin currently teaches courses at K-State in Political Science and Leadership Studies. He enjoys working with students and helping prepare them to be the change agents that the world needs.

More about Carlin and his views on civic engagement can be found at on his website John Carlin and Civic Leadership.

Save the date

The next Civic Luncheon Lecture on October 8. Lectures held during the lunch hour will resume in October.

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