MEDIA ADVISORY – Media Q-and-A Session with Retired Gen. Colin Powell and Evening Lecture April 30

Note to Reporters: RSVPs are required for media credentials for the Q-and-A session and the lecture. RSVP to Jennifer Dimas by noon, Friday, April 30 at or (970) 491-1543 and specify the events for which the credentials are needed.

WHAT: Opportunity for media to talk with retired Gen. Colin Powell before his lecture at Colorado State University. A 10-minute question-and-answer period will be available to reporters who RSVP. The session will be followed by an evening lecture about global leadership and diplomacy.

WHEN and WHERE: A Q-and-A session at 4:35 p.m., Friday, April 30, Room 207 Rockwell Hall West, Colorado State University campus. His lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Moby Arena.

DETAILS: Colorado State University’s College of Business will host Powell at 7 p.m. April 30 at Moby Arena on campus.

Powell’s lecture will address global leadership and diplomacy. Flash photography will be allowed only during the first three minutes of the lecture and then photos without flashes are allowed for the remainder of the lecture. Flash photography will be allowed during the Q-and-A session.

Media will be permitted to cover the lecture portion of the event and they are permitted to record the first three minutes of the speaker’s remarks for audio and b-roll footage. No other recordings by the media will be permitted.
Powell’s lecture is the culmination of “Leadership Month” at CSU’s College of Business. In celebration of the grand opening of Rockwell Hall-West – the college’s new expansion – several renowned speakers visited the College of Business during April, leading up to grand opening of the new expansion and Powell’s lecture on April 30.

Powell became the 65th secretary of State on January 20, 2001. Before becoming secretary of State, Powell served as a key aide to the secretary of Defense and as national security advisor to President Reagan. He also served 35 years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of four-star general and serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During this time, he oversaw 28 crises including the Panama intervention of 1989 and Operation Desert Storm in the victorious 1991 Persian Gulf War.

Since returning to private life, Powell has become a strategic limited partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Powell is the founder of the Colin Powell Policy Center at his alma mater, the City College of New York, and he is helping to raise funds for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., and for the construction of an education center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

CONTACT: Media wanting to attend either event should e-mail or call for credential requests with their full name along with the name of the media outlet they are representing. RSVP to Jennifer Dimas by noon Friday, April 30 at or call (970) 491-1543.