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Former CIA Director To Speak On The CIA and War With Iraq At CCCCD

Former CIA Director To Speak On The CIA and War With Iraq At CCCCD

September 12, 2003 - Collin County Community College District's (CCCCD) Honors Institute invites the community to hear Dr. Robert Gates as he speaks on "Intelligence and New Threats," at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the John Anthony Theatre at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano. The event is free.

Dr. Gates became president of Texas A&M University in 2002 after serving as the university's Interim Dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service from 1999 - 2001. Prior to his tenure at A&M, Dr. Gates worked with the Central Intelligence Agency for 27 years, rising from entry-level employee to serving as its Director from Nov. 1991 to Jan. 1993. He has since written his memoirs, "From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of the Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War."

Dr. Gates also serves on the board of trustees for The Fidelity Funds, TRW, Inc., NACCO Industries, Inc. and Parker Drilling Company, Inc. He is a senior advisor to several major international firms and is a trustee of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Boston. He received a doctorate from Georgetown University, a master's degree from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 38,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. By offering intellectually stimulating learning opportunities, the Honors Institute attracts academically outstanding and highly motivated students who plan to transfer to universities after their studies at CCCCD.

For more information about the Honors Institute, call 972-881-5803.