James Carville to Be Keynote Speaker at Mason Conference

Posted: July 24, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

“Make the Message Matter: Engaging Your School Community,” a conference being held July 25-26 at George Mason, will feature James Carville, one of the nation’s foremost political consultants.

Sponsored by the university’s Office of Education Services in the College of Education and Human Development, the conference will also have guest speakers Lew Armistead, president of LA Communications; James Adams of WRC-TV; and Marilyn Sanders Mobley, associate provost for educational programs at Mason.

The conference is being held in conjunction with Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William County schools. It is designed to help educators establish more effective communication and community engagement, and help school leaders guide public opinion, build community support and establish relationships that support student achievement.

Carville, best known for helping guide former President Bill Clinton to the presidency in 1992 and author of several popular books, will speak at 9:30 a.m. on July 25. All sessions will be held in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

Other speakers are scheduled as follows:

  • Armistead will talk about creating a communications plan at 11 a.m. on July 25

  • Marilyn Sanders Mobley will speak at 9 a.m. on July 26

  • James Adams will speak on working with the media at 10:15 a.m. on July 26

In addition to these speakers, there will be discussion groups and a panel presentation featuring several regional public school superintendents.

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