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Monday, March 16, 2015
Nashville, Tennessee
Interviewing finalists from Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee

Vanderbilt University
Rand Hall
Board of Trust Room and Function Room
Nashville, TN 37240

This panel will convene at 8:30 a.m.

For the past several years, the Truman Scholars Association (an organization of Truman Scholar alumni) has hosted pre-interview dinners in the interview cities the night prior to the finalist interviews. The dinners are informal, fun, optional events for the finalists and a few Truman alumni hosts (interview panelists do not attend). The dinner locations are chosen at relatively inexpensive restaurants close to the venue where the students will be interviewed, and each person attending the dinner covers his or her own meal and transportation expenses. All finalists will be contacted by their interview city’s Truman host shortly after the official finalist announcement; if you wish to attend the dinner, please plan to be available for dinner around 7 p.m. in your interview city the evening before your interview.

Panel Members
David Cooley, Chair -- Principal, Cooley Public Strategies; 1982 Truman Scholar
Ravi Gupta -- Founding Director, Nashville Prep Charter School; 2004 Truman Scholar
Michael Hail -- Professor of Government, Morehead State University; Trustee, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
James Henderson -- Judge/Executive, Simpson County, Kentucky; Trustee, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Brother Rogers -- Associate Director, Stennis Center for Public Service; 1985 Truman Scholar
Wendy Thompson -- Vice Chancellor for Access and Diversity, Tennessee Board of Regents
Carol White -- Executive Director, Shared Services, Departments of Finance and Administration, State of Tennessee; 1978 Truman Scholar
Andrew Rich, Secretary -- Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1991 Truman Scholar