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September 2009

Release Date: Sept. 24, 2009ASU Logo

Gonzales Schedules ASU Visit, Presentation

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who is serving as a visiting professor at Texas Tech University and assisting in the recruitment and retention of first generation and underrepresented students for the Texas Tech University System, will visit the campus of Angelo State University Monday, Oct. 12, for campus meetings and a public presentation.

Two events will be open to the public, including a luncheon, hosted by Community Reinvesting in Educational Opportunities (CREO) for the benefit of the Association of Mexican-American Students (AMAS), and an evening presentation on campus. Other activities will include a meeting with top university administrators, a tour of campus and the ASU Multicultural Center, and a roundtable discussion with ASU representatives.

The CREO-AMAS luncheon is scheduled for noon Oct. 12, at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Tickets cost $15 apiece and are available from Tony Villarreal at 942-7595.

The public presentation is open free to the public at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center.

A native Texan, Gonzales earned a bachelor’s degree from Rice University then received a law degree from Harvard School of Law in 1982. He worked 12 years in private practice with the Houston law firm Vinson and Elkins. In 1994 Gov. George W. Bush selected him for the post of general counsel. Gonzales later served as Texas secretary of state and as a justice on the Texas Supreme Court.

Gonzales then served President Bush as his White House counsel, beginning in 2001. Bush subsequently nominated Gonzales to the post of U.S. attorney general, a position he held from 2005 until his resignation in 2007.