On February 13, 2018, more than 150 alumni and guests gathered at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas for the latest installment of the St. Mark’s Alumni Leadership Speaker Series featuring remarks from Distinguished Alumnus Ken Hersh ’81, President and CEO of the Center. Hersh discussed the interworking of the non-partisan organization, which houses the George W. Bush Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute.
With high ceilings, airy walkways, and streams of natural light, the beautifully appointed Hall of State reception space provided a unique atmosphere for guests to gather and mingle before transitioning into the impeccably crafted Auditorium.
“Our mission is to engage communities in the United States and around the world, develop leaders, advance policy, and take action to address today’s most pressing challenges,” Hersh said.
During the thought-provoking conversation, Hersh highlighted significant artifacts in the Bush Museum, such as President Bush’s personal diary, which included the events surrounding September 11, 2001. He also recounted some of the fascinating topics discussed at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, like the rise of cryptocurrency and cyber warfare.
The Bush Institute is focused on developing principle-based leaders, and Hersh reflected on the lessons he learned as a student, Trustee, and eventually Board President at St. Mark’s.
The Alumni Association’s Leadership Speaker Series aims to provide Marksmen with lifelong learning opportunities, hearing from guest speakers in a variety of fields and interests.
St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.