Governor Barbara Roberts will speak about her life in politics and promote her recently published autobiography, Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman's March to the Governorship, on November 7 at noon in the Willamette Room of the Werner University Center. This event is sponsored by the Communication Studies Department and the Communication Studies Club.
Barbara Roberts was Governor of Oregon from 1991 to 1995 and Oregon Secretary of State from 1985 to 1991. She was the Director of the State and Local Executive Programs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and has held a Senior Fellowship at the Harvard Women and Public Policy Program. Prior to her retirement in 2005, she served for five years as Associate Director of Leadership at Portland State University's Hatfield School of Government.
In commenting about the Governor's autobiography, Ellen Malcolm, Founder of Emily's List states, "Roberts shows what it takes to make history—the guts to challenge the past and the passion to make a difference. Her book clearly shows why Barbara Roberts is a winner."
Governor Barbara Roberts visits WOU
Barbara Roberts served as Oregon's governor from 1991 to 1995. She will be on campus Monday Nov. 7 to talk about her life in politics and to launch her new book, Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman's March to the Governorship. The event is free and open to the public and includes a book signing.
Date: November 7
Location: Willamette Room, WUC
This event is sponsored by the Communication Studies Department
Communication Studies Department & Communication Studies Club (503) 838-8536 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org