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Evangel University to host conversation with former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft in commemoration of 9/11 20th anniversary

Published on Sep 9, 2021 by Erin Hedlun



Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft will participate in a night of reflection on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in Evangel University’s Barnett Recital Hall. Ashcroft will speak about his experience serving as U.S. attorney general during the 9/11 terror attacks. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

The event is hosted by the Evangel University Auxiliary. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Ashcroft, who served as a former Missouri senator, governor, and state auditor in addition to his role as attorney general, will also share insights from his time in public service at the state and federal levels.

Ashcroft has close ties to Evangel. His late father, Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft, served as the university’s second president from 1958 to 1974, and both of Ashcroft’s brothers are graduates.


About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.