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Honors Student Named Presidential Fellow

October 16, 2014

Duncan Knox, a senior in the Angelo State University Honors Program, has been selected as a 2014-15 Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) in Washington, D.C.

A history major from Ozona, Knox is one of only 64 Presidential Fellows from universities throughout the U.S. and select foreign nations. He will join the other Fellows to attend the CSPC’s Fall Leadership Conference Oct. 23-25 in Washington, D.C., where he will hear keynote speakers and participate in discussions with specialists in U.S. government and international affairs, senior government and military leaders, and industry leaders in business, media and public policy.

Speakers at this year’s conference will include Christopher  Lu, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor; Jon Clifton, managing editor of the Gallup World Poll; and Clive Crook, former deputy editor of The Economist.

As a Presidential Fellow, Knox will also be paired with a research mentor for an extensive research project investigating the federal government’s approach to issues involving freedom of expression. He will then join the other Fellows for a second leadership conference next spring in Washington, D.C., where they will engage in another round of policy workshops and present their research projects to peers and judging panels.

Knox is the second ASU Honors Program student to be named a CSPC Presidential Fellow, joining Donald “Trey” Moore of Colleyville, who was selected last year. Knox also represented ASU at the 55th U.S. Air Force Academy Assembly in February and completed an internship this summer in the Office of the Curator at the U.S. Supreme Court. Last year, he participated in a Fulbright Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders at the University of Bristol in England.

Incorporated in 1969, the CSPC is a non-profit, non-partisan policy and education organization located in Washington, D.C. Its Presidential Fellows Program was founded in 1970 as a way to bridge the leadership gap between current and future generations. Since its inception, the program has served more than 1,000 students, many of whom have gone on to compete successfully for major national scholarships. More details are available on the CSPC website at

For more information, call Dr. Shirley Eoff, ASU Honors Program director, at 325-942-2722.

  • Duncan Knox
    Duncan Knox
    Photo by Danny Meyer


Dr. Shirley Eoff