Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Audrey Coleman

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Audrey Coleman became Director of the Dole Institute in November 2021.

With nearly a decade of prior leadership at the Institute, Audrey created transformative programs that have reached audiences and institutions across the region and the nation.

Audrey’s long history with Senator Bob Dole and Senator Elizabeth Dole positioned her to effectively lead the institute and continue its mission to promote civic participation and civil discourse in a bipartisan manner.

Upon her appointment, both Senators Dole expressed their support for Audrey’s leadership:

“Elizabeth and I are very pleased that Audrey Coleman has been selected as the new director of the Dole Institute of Politics,” Senator Bob Dole said. “We have known and worked with Audrey for many years, and she personifies everything the institute stands for. She is a proven leader, a gifted and strategic thinker, and a wonderful person. We remain optimistic about the future of the institute with Audrey at the helm. She is a tremendous asset.”



Legacies of '76 includes online resources and interactive features with historical material documenting Bob Dole's 1976 Vice Presidential campaign.

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