Fulbright chair to speak Nov. 19

November 16, 2015
uf news
photographer: Jim Reed

Betty Castor, chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, will speak Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Atrium at Ustler Hall.

Her lecture, “Developing Future Leaders and Solving Global Challenges,” will begin at 1 p.m. 

Complete Schedule:

12 p.m.  Registrant Check-in
12:15 p.m.  Light Lunch
1 p.m.  Betty Castor Lecture and Q&A with introduction by Dean Leonardo Villalón
1:30 p.m.  Betty Castor Meet and Greet Reception
2:30 p.m.   Departure  

Castor has a distinguished record of accomplishment, and as a leader in the advancement of education, internationally, nationally, and here in Florida. She has been a secondary school teacher in Uganda, served three terms in the Florida Senate, was first woman to be elected to the Florida Cabinet as Commissioner of Education serving from 1986-94. 

She was the first woman to be a university president in the State University System serving as president of the University of South Florida from 1994-99.

Castor was also president of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and more recently the executive director at the Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida.  

She was appointed by President Obama to serve on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in 2011, and was appointed for a second term by the President in 2014.  She now serves as the chair of the Board.

For more information, please contact Charles Guy at clguy@ufl.edu or 352-273-4528.

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