This year, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs is proud to be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its nationally-ranked public administration program. The Glenn College will commemorate this milestone with a community conversation featuring former NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr, former United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics Phebe Novakovic.

  • WHEN Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • WHERE Mershon Auditorium
  • TIME 7:30 - 9 p.m.
  • TICKETS:
  • $25 General Public
  • $10 Student

    Student tickets may be purchased in person with valid student ID at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

  • $75 VIP Ticket

    VIP tickets include premium seating at Mershon Auditorium and a pre-program reception with hors d’oeuvres and a host bar in Page Hall from 6-7p.m. Reception guests can view University Archives’ special display of Senator Glenn’s rarely seen artifacts and papers and hear brief welcome remarks from the event’s featured speakers.

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About the Speakers

Charles Bolden Jr.

Charles Bolden is former NASA administrator, a retired United States Marine Corps major general, and a former astronaut. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and became a Marine aviator and test pilot.

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James Mattis

James Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps general who served in the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. He served the 26th United States Secretary of Defense from January 2017 through December 2018 and is the the author of Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.

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Phebe Novakovic

Phebe Novakovic is a businesswoman and former intelligence officer. She serves as the chairwoman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics. As of 2018, she is listed as the world's 25th most powerful woman in business by Forbes.

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Co-chairs

Glenn College board members Louis Beck, Michael Coleman, Jack Kessler and Guy Worley.

Sponsors

Contact Stephanie Mohr, Senior Development Officer, at 614-292-8758 or email mohr.127@osu.edu to learn about sponsorship opportunities for this event.
  • Proceeds will provide general operating support to the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.
  • *No portion of the General Admission ticket cost is tax deductible.
  • **VIP Ticket includes goods and services. $10.00 of the VIP ticket cost is tax deductible.
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Other 50th Anniversary Events

Sept. 6, 2019

Campus Celebration and Open House

The Glenn College kicked-off its 50th anniversary with a special campus celebration and open house at Page Hall. The more than 250 Glenn College alumni who work on the Ohio State campus were the special guest at the event, but all members of the Ohio State community were invited to attend and to learn about the rich legacy of the Glenn College.

Click here to see photos from the event.

Oct. 24, 2019

Welcome Home Reunion Reception

Fifty years ago, The Ohio State University launched Ohio’s first advanced public administration degree for aspiring public service professionals. To celebrate this milestone, all alumni and past, and current faculty, instructors and staff were invited to a special reception at Page Hall.

Click here to see photos from the event.

Oct. 25, 2019

Glenn College Leadership Forum

The 2019 Glenn College Leadership Forum featured a keynote address by Tom Ross, president of the Volcker Alliance, and Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health. In breakout sessions and keynote talks, experts in the public policy arena provide insights into emerging trends in policy, administration, and leadership that will enhance your career.

Click here to see photos from the event.

Oct. 26, 2019

Pregame Huddle and Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Football Game

Glenn College alumni gathered with fellow Buckeyes at a tailgate inspired event before the Ohio State vs. Wisconsin football game that includes Ohio State personalities, a game day menu, host bar, and activities.

Click here to see photos from the event.



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