Karl Rove to Speak at Canisius College

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 10:06 AM EDT

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Karl Rove to Speak at Canisius College

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 10:06 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/Release) - The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series at Canisius College will welcome Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush, on Monday, September 17, at 7:00 P.M. in the Montante Cultural Center, located at the corner of Main Street and Eastwood Place.

Known as the architect of President Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns, Karl Rove served as senior adviser to President Bush from 2000-2007 and deputy chief of staff from 2004-2007. He oversaw the offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Rove also served as deputy chief of staff for policy. In this role, he coordinated the White House policy-making process.

Referred to as a "master political strategist" (Washington Post), and "the greatest political mind of his generation" (The Weekly Standard), Rove is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day.

He writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, is a FOX News contributor and author of The New York Times bestseller Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight.

Prior to managing President Bush's political campaigns, Rove was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin, TX- based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-partisan causes, and non-profit groups.

His clients included more than 75 Republican, U.S. senate, congressional and gubernatorial candidates, in 24 states.

A Colorado native, Rove attended the University of Utah, the University of Maryland-College Park, George Mason University and the University of Texas, Austin. He has taught graduate students at the University of Texas, Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and undergraduates in a joint appointment from the Journalism and Government departments at the university.

Rove currently serves on the University of Texas Chancellor's Council Executive Committee and on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the Texas State History Museum Foundation. He is a member of the McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors and the Texas Philosophical Society.

The William H. Fitzpatrick Institute at Canisius College offers a broad array of programs and learning opportunities for students in political science and public affairs.

The Institute also sponsors an acclaimed lecture series, in which prominent individuals whose professional careers in government, academia and media attest to their expertise on political issues, and who can share significant insight and information with the Canisius community.

For more information on Karl Rove's lecture, contact the Office of Public Relations at Canisius College at 716-888-2790.