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Ari Fleischer to speak at NOC Spring 2024 Renfro Lectureship Program April 2

Ari Fleischer

Former White House Press Secretary, President Ari Fleischer Communications, and FOX News Contributor Ari Fleischer will speak at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa on Tuesday, April 2, as part of the Carl and Carolyn Renfro Spring 2024 Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program.

The event is sponsored by the Carl and Brenda Renfro/Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program and Northern Oklahoma College/NOC Foundation.  The dinner will be held at the Renfro Center starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased on a first come, first served basis for the event beginning Tuesday, March 12, at 9 a.m.

As a former White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President George W. Bush and delivered the daily White House briefings from 2001 to 2003. He served as spokesman during the historic presidential recount, September 11th, two wars and the anthrax attack.

His best-selling book, Taking Heat, details his years in the White House and reached #7 on The New York Times best-seller list. His most recent book, Suppression, Deception, Snobbery, and Bias: Why the Press Gets So Much Wrong – And Just Doesn’t Care was released in July 2022.

Since leaving the White House, he manages Ari Fleischer Communications, a company that helps corporations and sports organizations with their communication and media needs.

He has worked for a variety of major companies and leading sports leagues, teams, schools, and individual athletes as well. He graduated from Middlebury College.

A reserved table with seating for eight may be purchased for $500, which includes dinner in the Renfro Center and Fleischer’s lecture.  Individual tickets are available at $25 each.

Seats are available at no charge for the lecture which will be livestreamed into the Renfro Center classrooms and/or the Walcher Conference Center at NOC.

Tickets may be purchased by credit card by calling 580-628-6214 or in person at the NOC Development Office, Vineyard Library-Administration Building, NOC Tonkawa, starting March 12.

Former Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education Carl Renfro established the Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program with a gift in 2006 to provide support for cultivating and enhancing the cultural and community enrichment offerings to northern Oklahoma on the Tonkawa campus and in the Ponca City area.

Call the Northern Oklahoma College Development Office at 580.628.6214 for additional information.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at