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Bellevue University's 2024 Signature Event to Feature Karl Rove

Event Set for Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Holland Performing Arts Center

Karl Rove

Bellevue University has announced that renowned political strategist Karl Rove will be the featured speaker at the University's annual Signature Event.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Holland Performing Arts Center located at 13th and Douglas streets in downtown Omaha. Admission is free, but attendees must RSVP. 

Rove served in the Bush White house from 2000-2007,  overseeing the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs. Today, Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and is a regular contributor to FOX News. He is also the author of two books: The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters and Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight.

“Karl Rove’s keen perspectives on public policy, campaigns and elections will help bring the evolving political landscape into focus," said Bellevue University President Dr. Mary Hawkins.  “His book, The Triumph of William McKinley, is a insightful analysis of the first modern presidential campaign and it's still relevant today."

Bellevue University's Signature event, now in its 15th year, regularly presents opinion makers to community leaders, sparking thoughtful discussion on issues of national importance. 

For more information about the Signature Event, please email or call 402-557-7292.

About Karl Rove

Karl Rove, an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of major political issues.

Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. He was the architect of President Bush’s 2008 and 2004 White House victories. Before the White House, he ran Rove + Co. a Texas based public affairs firm that consulted on over 75 GOP campaigns for Senator, Governor, Congress and statewide offices in 24 states.

Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on the FOX News Channel, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Courage and Consequence. His latest book is The Triumph of William McKinley. A Colorado native, Rove lives in Austin, Texas where he teaches at the University of Texas and serves on the Texas State History Museum and McDonald Observatory boards.

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (