George Washington to Visit SUUOctober 26, 2007
Category: Special Events
Southern Utah University will host the father of our country this upcoming Tuesday, October 30. As part of the University’s Convocation Series, Carl Closs, an educator and business executive who has dedicated his retirement since 1997 toward helping people discover the real George Washington, will perform in the SUU auditorium at 11:30 a.m.
Closs has spent countless hours reviewing the General's original writings, and he aims to communicate little known, instructive facts about our first President. Closs’ highly entertaining presentation helps audiences learn much more about Washington than they’ve learned in history class.
Carl utilizes his experiences as a soldier, educator, business executive and Washingtonian scholar to skillfully draw strong parallels between the way Washington responded to difficult challenges and situations all of us face today at home, on the job, in society or in the classroom.
While Closs now appears before groups located from coast to coast, he grew up and still resides in Southeastern Pennsylvania, an area that brims with a rich Revolutionary War heritage from the birthplace of our nation at Independence Hall to the windswept hills of Valley Forge. Mr. Closs taught school in Australia, Vietnam, and the United States before he entered the commercial sector. He spent 25 years in corporate management in the fields of book publishing, corporate training and management consulting.