Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Interviewing finalists from Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee
This panel will convene at 9:00 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 Truman Scholars Association generously sponsors the dinners for all finalists. 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.
David Cooley, Chair -- Principal, Cooley Public Strategies; 1982 Truman Scholar
Jennifer Bailey -- Founder and Executive Director, Faith Matters Network; 2008 Truman Scholar
Molly Claflin -- Chief Oversight Counsel, American Oversight; 2003 Truman Scholar
Travis McDonough -- U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Tennessee; 1993 Truman Scholar
Holly Peña -- Chief Executive Officer, Peña Search Consulting
Carol White -- Associate Director for Operations, Tennessee Arts Commission, State of Tennessee; 1978 Truman Scholar
Dr. Terry Babcock-Lumish, Secretary -- Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1996 Truman Scholar