AUSTIN, Texas—The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has announced that former President Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States, will give the convocation address at its May 20 ceremony.
“We are delighted that President Clinton has agreed to address our convocation this spring. As our graduates begin their careers in public service, it is fitting that they gain the perspective of someone who has himself had such a long, distinguished public career,” said James B. Steinberg, dean of the LBJ School.
“The LBJ School was formed as an expression of President Johnson’s faith in government to serve democracy by building a more just society,” said William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin. “It is fitting that this year’s convocation speaker at the LBJ School is a public servant who has dedicated his life to social justice through his tireless efforts in the area of civil rights, education, health care and world peace. I look forward to welcoming President Clinton to our campus.”
The LBJ School of Public Affairs offers master’s and Ph.D. degrees in public affairs and public policy. Established at The University of Texas at Austin in 1970, the school consistently ranks among the top 10 graduate schools of public affairs in the nation.
More information about commencement activities and press guidelines will be announced at a later date.
For more information contact: Megan Scarborough, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 512-471-3200.