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Edwards' Insights Help Students

Chet Edwards is a former congressman representing the 11th district, which includes Waco. He is currently the W. R. Poage Chair of Distinguished Public Service. He is on campus two weeks each semester.

Chet Edwards was in residence September 23-27 and November 4-8 to work with Baylor students. In September, he spoke to a large group of students about becoming Poage Washington Interns, addressed an advanced leadership class, had lunch with the Veterans of Baylor Club, met with students individually, and took part in a dialogue with Michael Gerson on "Engaging Public Service."

In November, Chet met with economics majors to discuss the recent government shutdown, the upcoming debt ceiling debate and where we go from here. He also met with an International Business class to talk about global trade. Chet's passion for public service was matched by the students in an American Foreign Policy class where they discussed public service and leadership for social change. Chet assisted with initiating the Military Families Coping Project last spring. This School of Social Work program was completed and they reported their findings.

Chet also announced his older son JT will be attending Baylor in fall 2014, making him a 4th generation Bear! Sic ‘em, JT!