Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox comes to campus this October
Western Oregon University and the Arne S. Jensen Lectureship Series, will bring former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox to campus on October 20, 2011. Fox was the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006 and played a vital role in Mexico’s democratization. Originally from Mexico City, Fox was born into a family of nine children. He studied business administration at the Universidad Iberoamericana and served as president of Coca-Cola Mexico from 1975 to 1979.
Dr. Arne S. Jensen established the eponymous lectureship in 1994, while he was in the process of preparing his will. He had been a regular and generous contributor to the university, having graduated from Oregon Normal School in 1937. He died on November 26, 1994 and his bequest of $100,000 to the WOU Foundation arrived in September 1995. Prominent guest lecturers have included activist and author Jonathan Kozol, poet and novelist Andrei Codrescu, and author and advocate Sister Helen Prejean.