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Kat Talks Presents: Peter Roussel

Jan. 17, 2020
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

KatTalksSquareStory by: Mikah Boyd

The Academic Success Center recently kicked off their new speaker series, Kat Talks, with Sam Houston State University President, Dana Hoyt telling students about “Being all-in, every day.” Next up on their list of speakers is Warner Endowed Professor of Mass Communications, Peter Roussel.

Roussel served in the White House under Presidents Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Regan and George H. W. Bush in many roles from staff assistant, to press secretary. After his time in the White House, Roussel became the executive vice president and managing partner of Neumann Roussel Public Relations. He now uses his experience to teach the next generation about public relations and press-presidency interactions.

PeterRousselRoussel’s presentation is titled “Here Comes the Future (and Sooner Than You Think!),” and aims to enable students to believe in themselves and meet the future head-on and succeed.

Roussel said that this topic was inspired by his students.

“Sometimes students who are about to graduate will drop by my office to visit, they indicate that they’re worried about the future and how to succeed in their chosen career path,” Roussel said. “My answer is always the same. I tell them that I was concerned too, but it all worked out. In this Kat Talk I will offer suggestions on how they too, can succeed.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be on Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. in the LSC Orange Ballroom. After Roussel’s 30-minute presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the audience.

Future Presentations Include:

Victoria White - March 17, 2 p.m.

Drew Miller – April 27, 2 p.m.


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