West Virginia University is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its School of Physical Education by hosting the Dan&Betsy Brown Lecture Series Wednesday (April 23).

As part of the series, former assistant director and special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division, Secret Service, Robert DeProspero will present a lecture on people who have been responsible for presidential security at 7 p.m. in Ming Hsieh Hall, Room G21 , on WVU s Downtown Campus.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

DeProspero was responsible for planning and directing the protection of several U.S. presidents and members of their family. He was assigned to protect former Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson, Ford, Carter and Reagan.

DeProspero has received many awards, including the United States Treasury Meritorious Award for Extraordinary Performance, Special Achievement Award and Outstanding West Virginia Italian-American Award. He earned a bachelors degree in physical education and a masters in education from WVU . He is also a member of the School of Physical Education Hall of Fame and WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

DeProspero is the former president of OGara Protective Services Inc., a multimillion-dollar organization providing security counsel to governments and corporations.