Presidential Adviser Valerie Jarrett to Deliver Morgan State 2010 Commencement Address
Senior adviser and assistant to President Barack Obama for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs Valerie Bowman Jarrett will be the keynote speaker for the 2010 Morgan State University commencement exercises, to be held on May 15 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in W.A.C. Hughes Stadium.
Prior to joining the Obama administration, Jarrett served as a Director of corporate and not for profit boards, including Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair of the University of Chicago Board of Trustees. She was a Director of the Local Initiative Support Corporation, The Joyce Foundation, and a Trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry.
From 1995 to 2003, Jarrett served as Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board. Jarrett also served as Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange from April 2004 through April 2007. She was a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from January 2006 through April 2007. Jarrett served as Finance Chair for President Obama’s 2004 run for the U.S. Senate.