Georgetown, KY – By strengthening civil service, government works better in serving the needs of all 310 million Americans. That is the premise of the message George Selim from the White House National Security Staff will bring to Georgetown College students when he visits on Tuesday, November 20, representing the White House and a Washington, DC-based nonprofit called the Partnership for Public Service.

As Director for Community Partnerships with the National Security Staff, his office is focused on building public-private partnerships to address homeland security priorities. He will visit Georgetown College to raise awareness about career opportunities in government public service. Besides visiting classes throughout the day, Mr. Selim will speak at 11 a.m. in the Ward Room of the College’s Ensor Learning Resource Center.

Georgetown College students as well as students from other Kentucky colleges and universities who may be interested in career opportunities in public service are encouraged to attend the 11 a.m. presentation, as are area high school students and residents in the Georgetown community-at-large. Non-Georgetown College student groups are asked to contact Ray Clere, Director, Graves Center for Calling and Career, to reserve seating. Phone 502-863-8122 or email:

Mr. Selim previously was a Senior Policy Adviser in the Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). His primary duties involved advising Department leadership on policy issues at the intersection of civil rights and homeland security, including (1) working with other Federal agencies to develop and strengthen the U.S. Government’s civic engagement, public outreach and public diplomacy initiatives; (2) regularly engaging with the American Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities; and (3) helping law enforcement officials better engage with ethnic and religious minorities nationally.

The Ensor Learning Resource Center is at the corner of College and Mulberry Streets in Georgetown.



Ray Clere