Political Science & Legal Studies
A town hall meeting with Mike Pompeo, candidate for the U.S. 4th District Congressional seat, has been announced for Friday, March 26, 9:30—10:30 a.m., in the Deets Library reference room on the campus of Southwestern College. The event is sponsored by the political science and legal studies department at SC and there is no admission charge.
Topics of discussion will include the economy and national security. There will be time allowed for a question-and-answer session.
Pompeo graduated first in his class at West Point. After graduation, he served with distinction as a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army, leading troops as they patrolled the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall. After leaving the Army, Pompeo returned to the academic world at the highest level, becoming a student at Harvard Law School where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Upon arriving in Wichita, Pompeo went to work building a business, founding Thayer Aerospace with three partners. In 2006, he sold his interest in Thayer Aerospace and soon thereafter became president of Sentry International, an independent business that is engaged in the manufacture and sale of equipment used in oilfield and industrial applications around the globe. Pompeo has dedicated his efforts to many civic causes in both Wichita and Kansas, serving on the board of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Orpheum Theatre, and the YMCA.
“It is an important event because students and members of the community will have to make a political choice and they need to be aware of different candidates and platforms to make an informed decision,” says Jean Gabriel Jolivet, assistant professor of political science at Southwestern. “It is very important that the college be a place of political discourse and the department of political science and legal studies has the mission to stimulate political discourse within the Winfield community. We are pleased to host Mike Pompeo after Sen. Schodorf in February and Sen. Kelsey last November.”
For more information, contact Jolivet at (620) 229-6213.