Randolph-Macon College will present An Evening with Michael Steele on October 17,
2013 at 7 p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC
Center for the Performing Arts (205 Henry Street).
In conjunction with R-MC’s Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture Series, Steele, the
former chair of the Republican National Committee, will explore inspired and inspiring
leadership and include his reflections on the political scene. A Q & A will
follow his presentation.
This event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required.
For reservations, click on
An Evening with Michael Steele.
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About Michael Steele
A self-described “Lincoln Republican,” Steele earned a place in history in 2003
when he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, becoming the first African-American
elected to statewide office in the state. An expert on political strategy and election
reform, he served as chairman of GOPAC, and also held posts on the National Federal
Election Reform Commission and the NAACP Blue Ribbon Commission on Election Reform.
Steele was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee in 2009. Under
Steele’s leadership the RNC broke fundraising records in the 2010 cycle by raising
more than $192 million; and, for the first time in U.S. history, a party that suffered
losses in consecutive elections as catastrophic as Republicans did in 2006 and 2008
rebounded to win a majority in the U.S. House or Senate in the next election.
Steele’s ability as a communicator and political analyst have been showcased through
his roles as a contributor on the Fox News Channel and as a regular host of the
Salem Radio Network’s nationally syndicated Morning in America show. He has also
appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and political talk shows such as HBO’s
Real Time with Bill Maher, the Rachel Maddow Show, and Comedy Central’s The Colbert
Report and The Daily Show. In May 2013, he was named MSNBC’s political analyst.
A corporate finance attorney, Steele founded his own company, The Steele Group,
a business and legal consulting firm. His writings on law, business and politics
have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times,
Politico.com, Townhall.com, and The Journal of International Security Affairs.
He is the author of Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda.
Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture Series
An Evening with Michael Steele is sponsored by R-MC’s Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture
Series. Past guest speakers include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Pulitzer
Prize-winning journalist George Will, and Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator Charles
Krauthammer. Each spoke to a standing-room-only audience.
Arthur McKinley Reynolds
Arthur McKinley Reynolds is a retired ophthalmologist who earned a bachelor’s degree
in physics from R-MC in 1947 and a degree in
medicine from VCU School of Medicine. He is a member of the Randolph-Macon Presidents
and Heritage Societies, serves on the Boydton Society Executive Committee and previously
served on the Society of Alumni Board of Directors.
For more information on the Reynolds Lecture Series, please contact Anne Marie Lauranzon
at (804) 752-7317, firstname.lastname@example.org.