Peace Corps director to visit CU-Boulder Jan. 25

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams will give a short presentation at the University of Colorado Boulder on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to share stories of CU alumni who are currently serving overseas and discuss the importance of the Peace Corps in the world today.

The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel and is free and open to the public.

Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009, Williams is the 18th director of the Peace Corps and the fourth director to have served as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Williams served as a volunteer from 1967 to 1970. He served two years in a training program for rural teachers in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic, and then extended his service for a third year to work as a professor of teaching methods at the Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Chile. After completing his service, he became coordinator of minority recruitment and project evaluation officer for the Peace Corps in Chicago from 1970 to 1971.

For the first time in its history, CU-Boulder was ranked No. 1 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers last year with 117 undergraduate alumni serving around the world. Overall, CU-Boulder is ranked the No. 5 all-time school for volunteers with 2,369.

 

Contact:
Peter Simons, 303-492-1962
Greg Swenson, CU media relations, 303-492-3113

 
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