Presenter Information

Cedarville University


Cedarville, Staley, Kay Coles James

Start Date

1-19-1999 10:00 AM

End Date

1-21-1999 11:00 AM


Lecture Theme: Christians in the Public Arena


Kay Coles James, dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University in Virginia Beach, has been a pro-family voice in the public arena for many years. She currently serves as chair of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission. She has served as secretary of the 1996 Republican National Convention, Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and senior vice-president of the Family Research Council.

Mrs. James served President George Bush as associate director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and as assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She was appointed by President Reagan and reappointed by President Bush as commissioner of the National Commission on Children. In addition, Mrs. James was appointed to the White House Task Force on the Black Family in 1988.

Mrs. James is actively involved in community service and has served as a member of numerous organizations, including the Virginia State Board of Education, Urban Alternatives, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, and Women to the World International.

A graduate of Hampton University, Mrs. James has received numerous awards, including the William Wilberforce Award from Prison Fellowship and the Publius Institute Award for Public Policy. She has published two books: her autobiography Never Forget in 1993, and Transforming America: From the Inside Out in 1995.

Mrs. James is the wife of Charles James, Sr. and the mother of Robert, Elizabeth, and Charles, Jr.


Jan 19th, 10:00 AM Jan 21st, 11:00 AM

1998-1999 Program Overview

Lecture Theme: Christians in the Public Arena


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