President Bill Clinton to Speak at Walden University’s July
Minneapolis—April 26, 2011
—President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at Walden University’s commencement on July 30, 2011. Walden plans to confer President Clinton with an honorary doctorate in recognition of his commitment to civic engagement, youth leadership and education.
President Clinton also serves as honorary chancellor of Laureate International Universities, the global network of leading private universities that includes Walden. As honorary chancellor, he advises the network in areas such as social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education.
President Clinton has had a long-standing commitment to education. As governor of Arkansas, he promoted federal education policies that supported teachers, raised standards and increased test scores above the national average. While serving as the 42nd president of the United States (1993–2001), he and his administration made the biggest investment in education in more than 30 years, helping expand access to early education, making higher education more affordable and accessible, and improving the quality of learning in the United States by increasing the n. mber of high-quality teachers, turning around failing schools and expanding access to technology.