U.S Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will speak at the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation's 40th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, June 21, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. He will address the current state of public service leadership in the United States as part of an hour-long panel discussion. U.S. Sen. Christopher Coons and National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice will join King as panelists. The panelists will address several hundred senior public service leaders, senior-level Truman Scholars, and journalists.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation is a national scholarship award that supports graduate education and professional development for young adults committed to public service leadership. The foundation provides scholarship winners with financial assistance as well as opportunities to participate in leadership and professional development programs. Tuesday's celebration recognizes the foundation's accomplishments and nearly 3,000 scholars who have received the Truman award since 1975.
King was a 1995 Truman Scholar, and currently serves as an officer on the Truman Scholarship Foundation's Board of Trustees.