Tuesday, September 17th


In The Education of a Lifetime, Khayat writes about his childhood days at Mosse Point, Mississippi, the state's segregationist policies that prevented his SEC championship baseball team from playing in the College World Series, and the sadness of experiencing his father's arrest and guilty plea. These seemingly disparate events worked to prepare him to battle the vestiges of racial strife that continued to haunt the university's culture as he accepted the honor of becoming the University of  Mississippi's 15th Chancellor.

Khayat's story gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at how the university moved from mediocrity to to excellence. We relive, along with Khayat, the courting of an eccentric donor, as well as private conversations with a sitting U. S. President, governors, coaches and celebrities. The Education of a Lifetime, is proof that one man dedicated to the respect and dignity of every individual, can make a lasting change.

Robert Khayat discusses and signs his book, The Education of a Lifetime. 

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books. 

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
70130-5968 New Orleans

Robert Khayat: The Education of a Lifetime