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Ticket Deadline Set for Mississippi College Spring Scholarship Dinner

Michael Hayden

Mississippi College officials set an April 10 deadline for guests to purchase tickets to the university’s Spring 2018 Scholarship Dinner. The keynote speaker is Michael Hayden, the former Central Intelligence Agency director.

Tickets cost $200 each for the April 24 program at Anderson Hall on the Clinton campus. Tickets for tables start at $1,500. The event begins at 6 p.m.

A retired U.S. Air Force four-star general, Hayden remains an expert on global political and terrorist risk analysis.

A distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University, Hayden served as CIA director from 2006 through 2009. He served as director of the National Security Agency from 1999 through 2005.

The MC Spring Scholarship dinners have raised more than $3 million for students since 2008. Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole served as the initial speaker in the annual series. Other prominent speakers at the MC series have ranged from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and newspaper publisher Steve Forbes.

Hayden should provide his audience with a strong grasp of the key issues facing the USA and nations around the globe in 2018 and the years to come. He will share his insights on the American intelligence community and tackle issues facing the Trump administration.

General Hayden provided “extraordinary leadership” during his stay at the National Security Agency and with the CIA, said Jim Rosenblatt, the MC Law Dean Emeritus. He understands “global intelligence and the forces that operate in that environment,” says the MC law professor.

“Michael Hayden may well be the leading foreign policy and national security expert of our time, or any time in American history,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Ron Howard.

The four-star general “has served multiple presidents leading in both military, foreign, and national security policy,” adds Howard, a political science professor. “He is universally respected for his judicious temperament, impeccable integrity, keen insights and thorough-going patriotism.”

For more ticket information, contact Amy Rowan of the MC Office of Advancement at 601-925-3257 or