The Bush Center

Distinguished Leader Speaker Series

Strong leadership is not bound by a position or title. Great leaders can influence the world at any level.
In the spring of 2021, we here honored to host investigative reporter and esteemed author of Race Against Time, Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell was working for the Clarion-Ledger in the 1980s when he decided to begin investigating unsolved civil rights killings. His dogged pursuit of justice eventually lead to arrests of several Klansmen. He's continued his work for the past several decades and now shares his insight on history, social justice, and media throughout the United States while also running the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting

To watch our recording of this event, please click here. All funds support Houston Christian students and leadership training at The Bush Center for Scholars and Leaders.

About Distinguished Leader Speaker Series

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  • Mission of Distinguished Leader Speaker Series

    The George and Barbara Bush Center for Scholars and Leaders hosts this event to feature speakers who have made significant contributions as leaders or in the study of leadership.

    The series highlights Houston Christian's commitment to education and leadership. It also provides an opportunity to reach out to our community. Proceeds from the luncheon or breakfast fund the speaker to make this unique educational opportunity possible and benefits Houston Christian High School's leadership programs.
  • History of Speakers

    We have welcomed the following Distinguished Leader Speakers to our campus to share their unique stories and insights on leadership.
    2021 - Jerry Mitchell
    2019 - Daren Neely 
    2018 - Josh Sundquist 
    2017 - Jessica Jackley
    2016 - Mary Kate Cary
    2016 - Brian Ivie
    2015 - Eric Metaxas


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    Maya Houston 

    Director of Development
    (713) 580-6004

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