Former U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to open Chancellor’s Speaker Series

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On October 19, 2023

Former U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

Former U.S. Senator Roy Blunt speaks at Missouri S&T’s May 14, 2022 commencement ceremony. Photo by Michael Pierce/Missouri S&T.

Missouri S&T will welcome former U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to campus as the inaugural speaker for the Chancellor’s Speaker Series.

Blunt’s presentation, “Challenges and Opportunities for Missouri in a Rapidly Changing World,” will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall. Prior to the speech, there will be a reception at 4 p.m. in the theater lobby; refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public, though guests are asked to RSVP in advance at

“I am honored to welcome Sen. Blunt to our campus to inaugurate this series,” says Chancellor Mo Dehghani. “With his many roles in public service, as an educator, university president and at all levels of government, he has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the state of Missouri, and for the nation as a whole.”

Future presenters for the Chancellor’s Speaker Series include Gary White, a Missouri S&T civil engineering graduate who co-founded with actor Matt Damon, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and Dr. Sharon L. Walker, dean of engineering at Drexel University, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.

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