On Tuesday, March 20, Leecia Roberta Eve, senior policy advisor to the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign, and former U.S. House of Representatives member Elizabeth Patterson will be the featured speakers for the bi-annual PROBE Symposium sponsored by the Converse Gavel Chapter of Mortar Board. Eve and Patterson are both graduates of women’s colleges.
The Symposium, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Barnet Room of the Montgomery Student Center. For more information, contact Converse’s Office of Campus Life at (864) 596-9016.
Entitled “Women in Politics,” the Symposium will feature remarks from Eve, Patterson and Converse President Betsy Fleming, and a panel discussion with questions and answers from the audience. The Symposium will be followed by a reception.
Leecia Eve currently serves as senior policy advisor to the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign. She is a former candidate for lieutenant governor of New York and counsel to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. For more than four years, Eve led Senator Clinton’s homeland security team and advised her on issues including civil rights, crime, economic development, election reform and judicial nominations. She is also the founder and chairperson of SHOW UP New York, an organization focused on increasing the level of civic participation among young people and people of color across New York State. She is a graduate of Smith College, Harvard Law School and the John f. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Elizabeth Patterson, a graduate of Columbia College and Converse College, is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She has worked in Washington, D.C., for the Peace Corps and Office of Economic Opportunity during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. She served in the South Carolina State Senate from 1979-1986, and was elected to the U.S House of Representatives from South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District in 1986. She was re-elected in 1988 and 1990. She served on the House Committees on Banking and Veteran Affairs.