FAYETTE, Iowa (November 7, 2011) – Troy Price, executive director of One Iowa, an advocacy group working to ensure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Iowans, will speak at Upper Iowa University at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9,in the UIU Student Center Ballroom.
Price will share his experiences, speak about his work on behalf of LGBT rights and other related issues.
A native of Durant, Iowa, Price is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in political science. In 2001, at the age of 20, he joined the staff of Gov. Tom Vilsack and Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson, and helped in their successful re-election effort. He then held positions in the Department of Public Health and Economic Development. Price rejoined the Vilsack/Pederson Administration in 2006 as a communication assistant. A year later, he joined the staff of Gov. Chet Culver and Lt. Gov. Patty Judge as a senior communication specialist. In 2008, Price was the interim communications director, where he assisted the state's communications efforts in response to the 2008 flooding, the worst natural disaster in Iowa history. He joined the staff of One Iowa in 2010.
The UIU event is sponsored by the UIU Love Club and Cultural Experiences Committee.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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