Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 will speak at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. at noon and again at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17 as part of the memorial’s speaker series.
McNulty, a former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and federal prosecutor, will offer reflections on his experiences at the Justice Department in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
McNulty played a key role in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks including oversight of the Department’s Command Center during the morning of the horrific events. Three days later he was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he supervised the prosecution of 9-11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and other related matters.
The Flight 93 National Memorial marks the site in Somerset County, Pa. where the fourth plane seized by the terrorists on that fateful day crashed after passengers rose up and thwarted the attack. It was headed to Washington, D.C. All on board were killed.
McNulty became Grove City College’s ninth president in 2014 after a long legal career in the public and private sector. After graduating from the College in 1980 he earned a juris doctorate from Capitol University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He worked in government as a senior lawyer in the U.S. House of Representatives, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Attorney and finally as Deputy Attorney General under President George W. Bush. From 2007 to 2014 McNulty led the global corporate compliance and investigations practice for Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms.