Bush Library director lectures Wednesday

The director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be featured Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Mississippi State's ongoing Collins Speaker Series program.

The public presentation by Alan C. Lowe begins at 2 p.m. in the John Grisham Room of the university's Mitchell Memorial Library. Also open to all, a reception follows at the location.

A University of Kentucky alumnus and Bluegrass State native, Lowe began his Bush Library duties in 2009. He currently works from a temporary facility in Lewisville, Texas, as construction continues on the permanent structure scheduled to open in 2013 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Lowe brought considerable presidential library experience to his current post. After graduating from UK, he was hired as an archivist at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

From there, he moved to Washington, D.C. and the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Presidential Libraries. During his time there, he also served as interim director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, N.Y. (For more information, visit http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/level2-collins-speaker.aspx?articleid=2185&zoneid=335.)

Formally known as the Morris W.H. "Bill" Collins Speaker Series, the program is a living memorial to the founding director of MSU's John C. Stennis Institute of Government. Organized by MSU Libraries and the institute, it brings to campus throughout the year major public figures for close and personal discussions about their lives and careers.

Sammy McDavid | University Relations

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