Skip Rutherford to speak at UA Nov. 1

Skip Rutherford / Courtesy photo

Activist, political insider, and Clinton School of Public Service dean Skip Rutherford will deliver this year’s Distinguished Alumni Lecture at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Rutherford will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Giffels Auditorium inside Old Main.

Rutherford is a 1972 graduate of the UA School of Journalism and Strategic Media, formly called the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism.

Over his career, Rutherford has worked in public relations, public policy, and politics. He worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, serving as a senior adviser and a special assistant to campaign manager David Wilhelm.

Later, he was named executive vice president of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, one of the state’s largest public relations and advertising agencies, creating its public policy division.

He has served as dean of the Clinton School of Public Service since 2006.

Rutherford’s appearance is sponsored by the UA’s Distinguished Lecture series, in association with the Arkansas Alumni Association, and part of this week’s Homecoming events.

His lecture is free to attend, and open to the public.