MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the next featured speaker at Faulkner University's Annual Benefit Dinner, the university's president announced Tuesday. Giuliani is slated to attend the dinner on October 6 at Montgomery's Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
In announcing him as the keynote speaker, Faulkner President Mike Williams called Giuliani, "a giant in the landscape of American politics" and said he was confident the mayor would give a memorable speech.
Dubbed the "Mayor of the World" by many, Giuliani turned around a city with a $2.3 billion budget deficit and oversaw the nation's most populated city add more than 450,000 private sector jobs.
Giuliani was named TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' for his leadership following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He's also been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and was awarded the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award.
Prior to his time at New York City's mayor, Giuliani cut his teeth as a prosecutor who took on organized and white-collar crime in New York. He's responsible for more than 4,000 convictions.
Giuliani joins a long list of big names to take part in Faulkner's Annual Benefit Dinner. Others include politicians, journalists, athletes, coaches, comedians and astronauts.
Money raised from the event will go to support Faulkner's student scholarships. Tickets are available at www.faulkner.edu/Rudy or by calling 334-386-7257.