Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CSUMB announces commencement speaker for 2012 graduation

Alice Rivlin, a member of President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, founding director of the Congressional Budget Office and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will deliver the keynote address at CSU Monterey Bay’s commencement ceremony on May 19.

As part of the ceremony, Dr. Rivlin will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Rivlin served as the first director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1975 to 1983. During the Clinton administration, she was director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1994 to 1996, becoming the first woman to hold the Cabinet-level position.

She served as governor and vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve from 1996 to 1999.

“CSU Monterey Bay is very pleased to have a commencement speaker of such national prominence,” President Dianne Harrison said.

“She has played an important role in some of the most important economic decisions affecting our country," Dr. Harrison said.

“Given the current economic conditions, I cannot imagine better timing for our students to hear from Dr. Rivlin. I am confident that our faculty and students will come away with a better understanding of the forces shaping our future economic outlook."

At the ceremony, CSU Monterey Bay President Dianne Harrison will confer degrees on approximately 1,200 undergraduates and graduate students. In addition, 250 teaching credentials will be conferred.It will be Harrison's last commencement, as she's heading to CSU Northridge in the fall.

For more information about commencement, click here.

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