J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian
town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served
in Iraq. A graduate of the Ohio State University and Yale Law School, he has contributed
to the National Review and is a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. Vance lives in San
Francisco with his wife and two dogs.
Biography adapted from https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062300546/hillbilly-elegy.
Welcome Weekend Schedule of Events
The Distinguished Lecture Committee has invited J.D. to address our students as our
16th Summer Reading keynote speaker.
This event will kick off of the new school year and all MTSU students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend.