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Ex-Ole Miss chancellor to speak at Carter Center
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Ex-Ole Miss chancellor to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- A former NFL All-Star and chancellor of the University of Mississippi will speak at the Carter Center next month.

Robert Khayat is also the author of The Education of a Lifetime, a memoir about his time at Ole Miss.

He will speak at the Carter Presidential Library on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Khayat grew up in Mississippi and was an Academic All-American football and baseball player while attending Ole Miss. He became a kicker for the Washington Redskins and eventually earned a law degree from Yale University.

When Khayat became the 15th chancellor of Ole Miss in 1995, he realized its football coaches couldn't recruit competitively because of the school's Confederate flag, which gave it a poor national image. Khayat made the controversial decision to change decades of Ole Miss tradition.

Copies of The Education of a Lifetime will be available for purchase at Khayat's appearance, courtesy of A Cappella Books in Inman Park.

The Carter Center is located at 441 Freedom Parkway.

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