David Matthews, president and chief executive officer of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, will deliver the annual Lothar Tresp Lecture at the university March 23.
Matthews, who served as U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare under President Gerald Ford, is author of several books on education, including a recent book examining public schools in America. The topic of his lecture will be “The New College Experience: Living with Strangers, Fitting In or Making a Difference.”
The 3 p.m. lecture in the Chapel is open to the public. A reception for Matthews will be held in Moore College following the lecture, which is sponsored by the Honors Program.
The Kettering Foundation is a non-partisan, non-political organization that conducts research on how to make democracy work. As president, Matthews has directed the foundation’s research toward studying the public’s role in the political system.
The Tresp Lecture is named for Lothar Tresp, who was associated with UGA’s Honors Program for 34 years and was director from 1967 until his retirement in 1994.