Vernon Jordan '57 to Address Vero Beach Distinguished Lecture Series

Vernon Jordan '57 to Address Vero Beach Distinguished Lecture Series

May 1, 2009

Vernon Jordan Classroom.jpgMay 1, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Vernon Jordan, a legendary civil rights figure who served as an adviser to Presidents Clinton and Carter and is a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, has been announced as one of the 2010 speakers for the Distinguished Lecturer Series of Vero Beach, Florida. Jordan's lecture is scheduled for January 11. Others who are set to speak next year include Karl Rove, Mitt Romney and Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan.

"The mission of the Distinguished Lecturer Series is to offer first-hand information on a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on national and global current events," notes an item in the Vero Beach Press-Journal.

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., senior managing director at Lazard Frères, is the Vernon Jordan AG2008.jpgformer president of the National Urban League, is an advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, and served on the Iraq Study Group. He recently published Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out.

Learn more about him in this previous story.

On June 9, 2007, Jordan delivered the silver anniversary address at his Class of 1957's 50th reunion. An MP3 of the complete speech can be found in this article.