Retired U.S. Senator to visit Elon Law for leadership lecture – TODAY

Ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the world's 100 most powerful women, Kay Bailey Hutchison, an influential Republican leader who represented Texas for two decades on Capitol Hill, visits Elon Law in Greensboro on April 13 for a 6:30 p.m. program that is free and open to the public.

Registration is now open to hear a retired U.S. senator with more than 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors deliver Elon Law’s Spring 2017 Distinguished Leadership Lecture presented by the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation. 

Retired U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
April 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Elon Law (201 N. Greene Street, Greensboro)

The program is free and open to the public. Seats can be reserved at

Hutchison today serves as senior counsel at Bracewell LLP, an international law firm with offices in Texas, Washington, New York, London and Dubai.

Prior to her U.S. Senate service from 1993-2013, Hutchison served in the Texas House of Representatives and as Texas State Treasurer and was appointed by President Gerald Ford to serve as vice-chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Hutchison was one of only seven female senators following her triumph in a 1993 special election. During her tenure, she was elected to Republican leadership positions including chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. Hutchison was the highest-ranking Republican female prior to her retirement. Forbes magazine has ranked her one of the world’s 100 most powerful women.

Hutchison is one of only two women to serve in the Senate leadership, having first been elected Vice-Chairman of the Republican Conference prior to leading the Republican Policy Committee.

She was most recently the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, and Science. She served for 16 years as a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and was Chairman of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee. She was elected to two terms as Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Hutchison grew up in La Marque, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas and UT Law School.

In June 2000, she and several colleagues co-authored “Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate,” and in 2004, she released her first national best seller, “American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country.” Hutchison published her second bestseller, “Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers,” in October 2007. Her latest book is “Unflinching Courage.”

About The Lecture:

The Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation is an integral part of Elon Law’s commitment to learning, lawyering and leadership. Endowed through a generous gift from The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greensboro, North Carolina, the Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series brings accomplished leaders from a variety of disciplines to Elon to share their experiences and perspectives with students and faculty.

Ronan Farrow, a Yale Law graduate who has worked as an NBC “Today Show” correspondent and as an advocate for humanitarianism around the globe, delivered his talk – “The Power and Perils of the Millennial Mind” – on Nov. 15, 2016, as part of the 2016-17 series.

About Elon Law:

Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina, is the preeminent school for engaged and experiential education in law. It integrates traditional classroom instruction with highly experiential full-time residencies-in-practice in a logically sequenced program of transformational professional preparation. Elon Law’s groundbreaking approach is accomplished in 2.5 years, which provides distinctive value by lowering tuition and permitting graduates early entry into their professional careers.

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