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Arizona State President to deliver final lecture in inaugural Honors College series

The inaugural Jesup Scott Honors College Lecture Series will conclude with a talk from Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, entitled The Future of Education, on Monday, March 10 at The University of Toledo.


Crow is the 16th president of Arizona State University responsible for guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities, combining academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact — a model he designed known as the “New American University.”

Under his leadership, the University established transdisciplinary research initiatives and witnessed an unprecedented academic infrastructure expansion, the tripling of research expenditures and the attainment of record levels of diversity.

The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in Doermann Theater. Tickets are available at

“In a time when people have been questioning the relevance of traditional higher education and the value of a college degree, Dr. Crow has transformed ASU to exceed expectations of students and the community at large,” said Dr. Scott Scarborough, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “His talk is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the future of education.”

Prior to joining ASU, Crow was executive vice provost of Columbia University. An adviser to the U.S. departments of state, commerce, and energy on matters of science and technology policy, he is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Public Administration, and has published on science and technology policy and the design of knowledge enterprises.

The Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series kicked off in September with education innovator Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy. In November UT heard from political consultant James Carville and from business strategy expert Richard Rumelt in January.

The next round of speakers for the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series has been set.

The series next year will kick off Sept. 15 with Karl Rove, who served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. Musician Crystal Bowersox, the Toledo native and 2010 American Idol runner up, will talk and perform Nov. 10. Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist and political commentator for CNN who served in President Bill Clinton’s administration, will speak Jan. 21. And Toledo Museum of Art Executive Director Brian Kennedy will deliver the final lecture in the series in March, the date is to be determined.

Click here to download a photo of Crow.


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