Former Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman to Be Leadership Lecture Series Speaker
25 Oct 2013
Posted by Elise Durham
By ADD SEYMOUR JR.
The third former U.S. presidential candidate in the span of seven months will be visiting Morehouse.
Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr. will be the Oct. 29 speaker for the Leadership Lecture Series in the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center’s Bank of America Auditorium.
He will speak at 4:30 p.m. in a talk that is free and open to the public.
Huntsman, Utah’s governor from 2005-09, was a Republican presidential primary candidate in 2012. He is the third candidate from that election cycle to visit Morehouse this year as fellow Republican candidate Herman Cain ’67 was here in April and President Barack Obama spoke at Commencement in May.
Before Huntsman ran for president, he was U.S. Ambassador to China from 2009-11. Huntsman has also been the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore from 1992-93.
Currently he serves on the board of Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania. Huntsman is also a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institute, a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a trustee of the Reagan Presidential Foundation and is chairman of The Huntsman Cancer Foundation.