Lessons on Leadership
Former White House Chief of Staff
Wed 3/7 at 3:30 in Foy
The Harbert College of Business will host former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card on Wednesday, March 7 for an open campus lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the Foy Hall auditorium.
Card, who served as White House Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006, will discuss various aspects of leadership and answer questions from audience members.
Under President Bush, Card was the second longest-tenured White House chief of staff. During his tenure, he broke news that would alter a presidency and areas of policy focus. Shortly after 9 a.m. on September 11, 2001, Card approached President Bush as he participated in a reading program for second grade students at a Florida school, leaned in and whispered into his ear: "A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack."
In the wake of 9/11, Card led a government-wide reorganization aimed at allocating resources to deal with the aftermath of the new threats posed by terrorism. He served as deputy chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1992 and coordinated the administration's disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Andrew. Card also served as U.S. secretary of transportation.