Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush will speak at Syracuse University as part of the D’Aniello Family Speaker Series on Wednesday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Whitman School’s Marvin and Helaine Lender Auditorium.
The event includes a discussion with Mrs. Bush, the 43rd First Lady of the United States, followed by a reception. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend. Seating is limited.
Bush is speaking as part of the D’Aniello Family Speaker Series created by University Trustee Dan D’Aniello ’68 and his wife, Gayle. The Universitywide lecture series promotes dialogue on subjects with national impact with some of the nation’s most prominent leaders and thinkers speaking on topics such as entrepreneurship, free enterprise, patriotism, veterans’ issues and leadership.
The D’Aniellos donated $20 million to fund construction of the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) on campus. This first-of-its-kind, multi-use facility is dedicated to advancing academic research, programming and community-connected innovation serving the social, economic and wellness concerns of the nation’s veterans and families. The NVRC is scheduled open in 2020.