Award-winning journalist and television host Chris Wallace will be the featured speaker

Chris Wallace, the 2018 R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues

at the 25th annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues this fall. His presentation, “A View from Washington,” begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 in the Looney Complex arena and is free and open to the public. Wallace will also be the featured guest at the annual Convocation Luncheon at noon Nov. 13 in the Fulkerson Center.

Currently the host of “FOX News Sunday,” Wallace previously reported from the ABC News desk as a senior correspondent for “Primetime” and “20/20,” and as an anchor on the longest-running show on television, NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” The author of the best-seller, “Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage,” Wallace has won every major broadcast news award, including three Emmys, the Peabody Award and the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award.

“I wanted the Convocation primarily for our students. But secondarily, I wanted to bring our community and University together for a common purpose – to learn and grow together,” said Dan Boulware, for whom the Convocation is named. “Bringing national speakers to our University enhances the reputation of Missouri Western both regionally and beyond. It augments the educational process in a number of positive ways. It is appropriate for our 25th annual Convocation on Critical Issues that we have secured another high-profile speaker who I consider to be widely respected and viewed as the leading journalist in the country today. His presence here right after the midterm election is perfect.”