Published: Sept. 26, 2019

Former Ohio Gov. John KasichFormer Ohio Gov. John Kasich will speak at CU Boulder’s Macky Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 24. Kasich is being hosted by the student-led Cultural Events Board. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the event beginning at 7 p.m.

Kasich served as a U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District (1983–2001) and challenged for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 and 2016.

CU Boulder student ($2) and faculty-staff ($10) tickets will be sold weekdays beginning Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the first-floor event table in the University Memorial Center. A valid Buff OneCard and cash will be required at the time of purchase. Public tickets ($20) will be available exclusively at the Macky website starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 30.

“The CU Cultural Events Board has chosen a speaker who will help educate the student body on the various sides of the American political divide,” said Anuja Gore, speakers coordinator of Cultural Events Board.

“CEB is continuously in pursuit of enriching the student experience at CU through supporting the voices of underrepresented and misrepresented groups on campus to promote awareness and conscientiousness. We believe our speaker choice for the fall 2019 semester reflects this mission.”

Kasich is currently a CNN senior political contributor, has worked as a host for Fox News, served on the corporate boards of several corporations and worked with Lehman Brothers. He also has a new book, It’s Up to Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change, coming out Oct. 15.

The Cultural Events Board’s mission is to provide programming that brings culture, diversity and social awareness to the CU Boulder campus.


CU Boulder and the Cultural Events Board are committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities. If you plan to attend this event and require accommodations, please contact no later than seven days before the event. They will make all reasonable efforts to fulfill requests submitted after the deadline but may be unable to do so depending on the nature of the request. Get further information on the accessibility of Macky Auditorium.