Khayat to Speak at WCU Scholarship Dinner

Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert C. Khayat will be the speaker at the annual William Carey University Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The event, now in its fourth year, raises money for student scholarships. More than 90% of Carey students receive some type of financial assistance and over $1.1 million has been raised through past dinners.

Khayat was the 15th chancellor of Ole Miss, serving from 1995 until 2009. He is a former college football All-Star, All-Pro kicker for the Washington Redskins, law professor and president of the NCAA Foundation.

He holds degrees from Ole Miss and Yale University and was an Academic All-American football and baseball player while at Ole Miss. Khayat has received the National Football League’s Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award.

For more information or to buy tickets for the event, contact Dr. Lynne Houston at (601) 318-6231 or by email at