Mount Liberty College announces our new Guest Lecture Series

The public is always welcome to Mount Liberty College’s Guest Lectures

First Guest Lecture

William (Bill) Nixon

“Weaponization of Words”

Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm

Holladay City Hall Meeting Room

Free to the public

(Donations to Mount Liberty College are welcome)

 

For more than two decades, Bill Nixon has served at the highest levels of the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, operating at the critical intersection between policy, communications, and campaign management. A former award-winning journalist, he was the youngest chief speechwriter in the administration of President Ronald Reagan, responsible for helping shape, articulate, and disseminate the president’s social and healthcare agenda.

As a senior staff member in the United States Senate, Bill was actively engaged in foreign and domestic policy initiatives, including over a decade of work on the Senate Finance, Government Affairs, and Banking Committees. His areas of focus included international relations, trade, health care, taxation, education, and government oversight, including involvement with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and restructuring of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) following the end of the Cold War. Nixon was a staff member of the North Atlantic Assembly (NAA) and maintains key interaction with politicians, media, and opinion leaders throughout the world.

Nixon is both a veteran of many successful political campaigns and an internationally published author of books in the genres of fiction, non-fiction, and essay/opinion. Recognized as a leader in media management, crisis communications, and marketing, Nixon writes, publishes, and produces multi-media content throughout the world, maintaining key relationships with editors, journalists, and opinion leaders in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Second Guest Lecture

Jim Wall

“Fake News is Not New News”

Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 pm

Holladay City Hall Meeting Room

Free to the public

(Donations to Mount Liberty College are welcome)

Jim is the retired publisher with a 40-year career at the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City, Utah. Career highlights include: Publisher/President of New England Newspapers, Inc.; Publisher of the Las Cruces Sun News in New Mexico; Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Denver Post in Colorado; Vice President of Advertising for the Dallas Times Herald in Dallas Texas; and Vice President of Advertising for Cox Arizona Newspapers.

Community service has been a major focus of Jim’s career where his motto has been that you can never give more than you get. He has served on many boards ranging from universities to performing arts and theater organizations.

Jim graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism/communications. He and his wife, Constance Smith, have 5 children. He served from 2011 to 2014 as Mission President in the Baton Rouge Louisiana Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Upon returning, Jim partnered with Jeff Smith to found Navigators Academy, connecting today’s community and business leaders of influence with the next generation.

Mount Liberty College sponsors those who have interesting and challenging views on issues that are of interest to the community.

Those views are, however, their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views and philosophy of the College.