SPARTANBURG, S.C. – U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will be guest speakers on Friday, March 28, at Wofford College as part of its Guest Lecture Series on Health Care Policy and Administration. They will discuss “Understanding the Affordable Care Act.”

The series, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Wofford Department of Government.

Scott and Gowdy will speak at 2 p.m. in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building. 

Prior to being sworn in to the Senate, Scott served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011-2013, where he was member of House leadership and sat on the influential House Rules Committee. He also served on Charleston County Council for 13 years, including four terms as chair and in the S.C. House of Representatives for two years, where he was elected chairman of the Freshman Caucus and House Whip.

Representing South Carolina’s 4th District, Gowdy serves on the House Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ethics, Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform. He also serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security for the Judiciary Committee. Gowdy graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1982, Baylor University in 1986 with a degree in history, and the University Of South Carolina School Of Law in 1989. As 7th Circuit Solicitor, Gowdy led an office of 25 attorneys and 65 total employees.

Other events in the Guest Lecture Series on Health Care Policy and Administration will be held in April. All will be at 1 p.m. in Room 113 of the Michael S. Brown Village Center. They are:

Monday, April 21
“The Affordable Care Act and South Carolina”
Speaker, Tony Keck, S.C. Health and Human Services

Tony Keck is the director of Health and Human Services for S.C. Gov. Nikki R. Haley. 

Wednesday, April 23
“The Future of Medicine”
Speaker, Tim Yeatman, Gibbs Cancer Center
Dr. Tim Yeatman is the president of the Gibbs Research Institute and director of Gibbs Cancer Center.

Friday, April 25
“Health Care and Fiscal Responsibility”
Speaker, Paul Howard, Manhattan Institute

Paul Howard is the Manhattan Institute senior fellow and director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress.