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Bill Clinton to Speak at HU Commencement

3/26/2013, 12:20 p.m.

Former President William "Bill" Clinton will deliver the commencement address at Howard University (HU) on Saturday, May 11, on the Upper Quadrangle of the main campus.

"We are thrilled that President Clinton has agreed to deliver this year's Commencement address," Sidney Ribeau, HU president, said in a March 26 statement. "As a preeminent leader, humanitarian and advocate, his extraordinary global work and commitment to public service will inspire the class of 2013 as they prepare to make their mark on the world."

William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice - first in 1992 and then in 1996.

Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.