Rick Santorum Joining OCU's Leadership Forum

Senator Rick Santorum joining OCU's Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014

Senator Richard Santorum will be a featured speaker at OCU’s Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014. Santorum will be joining world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson; internationally acclaimed leadership expert, Dr. John Maxwell; and founder and senior pastor of Grace Outreach Center in Plano, TX, Dr. Gerald Brooks.

Seating is limited so get your tickets today!


Richard Santorum is an attorney by profession, but served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007, and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from 2001 until 2007. He ran for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, finishing second to the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Born in Virginia, Santorum grew up primarily in Butler, Pennsylvania. He attended Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate degree, followed by the University of Pittsburgh for his MBA. Finally earning his Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law (now part of Penn State). Santorum worked as an attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, where he met Karen Garver. They married in 1990, and have seven living children (one child died shortly after birth).

Santorum was elected as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania in 1994, and served two terms until losing his re-election bid in 2006. A devout, practicing Catholic, Santorum is a social conservative. While serving as a senator, Santorum was the author of what came to be known as the Santorum Amendment, which promoted the teaching of intelligent design. In 2005, Santorum introduced the Workplace Religious Freedom Act along with Senator John Kerry.