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Former CIA Director To Speak On Post-War Issues At CCCCD



CANCELLED: FORMER CIA DIRECTOR ROBERT GATES' PRESENTATION SCHEDULED TODAY (MAY 6)

May 6, 2003 - The lecture scheduled for 1 p.m. today at CCCCD by Dr. Robert Gates has been cancelled due to unexpected business with Governor Rick Perry. For more information, contact Public Relations at 972.758.3895.

FORMER CIA DIRECTOR TO SPEAK ON POST-WAR ISSUES AT CCCCD ON MAY 6

April 25, 2003 - CCCCD's Honors Institute will host Dr. Robert Gates, former director of the CIA and current president at Texas A&M University, as he speaks on "The World After the Iraq War" at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 in the John Anthony Theatre at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Gates' presentation will focus on Iran, Iraq, North Korea and the threat of terrorism. Plan to attend and invite friends and colleagues -- the event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Gates worked with the Central Intelligence Agency for 27 years, rising from entry-level employee to serving as CIA Director from November 1991 to January 1993. He has written his memoirs chronicling his experience at the CIA, "From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of the Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War."

Since 2002, Dr. Gates has served as president of Texas A&M University. Dr. Gates also served as the university's Interim Dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service from 1999 - 2001.

On par with university activities across the country, the CCCCD Honors Institute brings acclaimed scholars, educators, and other leaders to CCCCD in an effort to provide students with an enriching educational experience and exposure to a variety of scholastic achievements.