Former Senator Blunt To Speak Next Month at Missouri S-and-T

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla will welcome former U.S. Senator Roy Blunt to campus as the inaugural speaker for the Chancellor’s Speaker Series.
Blunt’s presentation, “Challenges and Opportunities for Missouri in a Rapidly Changing World,” will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9th, at Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall, located on the Missouri S&T campus at 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Prior to the speech, there will be a reception at 4 p.m. in the theater lobby; refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public, though guests are asked to RSVP in advance at
A native of Niangua, Missouri, and a first-generation college graduate, Blunt began his career as a high school history teacher before becoming the county clerk and chief election officer for Springfield and Greene County. He went on to serve as Missouri’s secretary of state and president of Southwest Baptist University, as well as serving in both houses of Congress. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Missouri’s 7th congressional district in 1996, then successfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010.
After serving in the Senate for 12 years, Blunt retired in January. He returned to his passion for history and now serves as the president of the State Historical Society of Missouri.