Dan Quayle to Speak at DePauw University

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Former Vice President Dan Quayle is heading back to his alma mater. He will visit DePauw University next week as part of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series.

March 25, 2015

News Release

The contest to fill the U.S. Senate seat now held by Dan Coats -- the same seat Dan Quayle gave up in 1989 when he became the 44th Vice President of the United States -- is likely to be one of the subjects Quayle addresses next Tuesday, March 31, at DePauw University. Quayle, a 1969 DePauw graduate, will return to his alma mater as a guest of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series.

The former vice president will discuss the state of the nation and the world, the road that brought him from DePauw to the top levels of government, and other topics in a moderated discussion with Jeffrey M. McCall '76, professor of communication. Presented by the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series, the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within the Green Center for the Performing Arts (605 S. College Avenue).

Like all Ubben Lectures, the event is presented free of admission charge and is open to everyone.

Quayle, who majored in political science at DePauw and captained the Tiger men's golf team, will also likely discuss the state of the nation, the fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups, and offer reflections on his DePauw experience. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions of Quayle, who served two terms each in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate before being selected in 1988 by Republican presidential nominee George H.W. Bush to be his running mate. Three months later, the The Bush/Quayle ticket won the election by a 53–46 percent margin, capturing 40 states and 426 electoral votes. He was sworn in as Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1989.

Yesterday, Coats -- once an aide to Quayle -- announced he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2016.

Dan Quayle is now chairman of Cerberus Global Investments LLC, one of the world's leading private investment firms. He is also president of Quayle & Associates, and has served on many boards of directors.

Established in 1986 through the generous support of 1958 DePauw graduates Timothy H. and Sharon Williams Ubben, the Ubben Lecture Series was designed to "bring the world to Greencastle."

Previous Ubben Lecturers have included Bill Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel (pictured at left), Benazir Bhutto, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jane Goodall, Elie Wiesel, Colin Powell, Payton Manning, Tony Blair and David Brooks.

To view a complete roster of Ubben Lecturers -- which includes links to video clips and news stories click here. Video montages of many events are available on YouTube.

Source: DePauw University