By Andrew Hoff | Echo
Holly Kuzmich, executive director of the George W. Bush Institute and senior vice president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, will be at Taylor University on Monday, April 23. She will be giving a presentation in the Recital Hall in the Smith-Hermanson Music Center at 7:30 p.m. as a part of the Halbrook Lecture Series.
According to the Bush Center, "(Kuzmich) oversees the strategy and management of the Bush Institute, an action-oriented policy organization that cultivates leaders, fosters policies to solve today's most pressing challenges, and takes action to save and change lives." The George W. Bush Institute works in a wide array of areas, from education reform to global health to military service. Kuzmich is also on the management team for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
According to the Bush Center website, Kuzmich was vice president and Chief Operating Officer of policy consulting firm Margaret Spellings & Company before coming to the Bush Institute. She has also served as assistant secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs and deputy chief of staff with the U.S. Department of Education. She was the main liaison to Congress, the White House and the Office of Management and Budget on the No Child Left Behind Act, the Higher Education Act and other topics in education policy. Kuzmich has also worked as associate director for education on the White House Domestic Policy Council and has advocated for education policy reform before the U.S. Senate.
Kuzmich received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and hails from South Bend, Indiana. The Halbrook Lecture Series is ecstatic to have her visiting campus on Monday.