Director of national intelligence to speak at CCAS graduation

Wednesday, April 9, 10:23 a.m.

The director of national intelligence will speak at this year’s Columbian College of Art and Science’s graduation ceremony.

Mike McConnell, who received a master’s from GW in 1986, will also receive an honorary doctorate of public service during the noon event.

“I am deeply honored to be returning to my alma mater – the great institution that I attended 22 years ago,” McConnell said in a University news release. “George Washington’s public administration curriculum and the skills that I learned at the university have been invaluable to me as the Director of National Intelligence. I look forward to sharing my insights and lessons learned with the Class of 2008 on the occasion of their graduation from one of our nation’s leading academic institutions.”

McConnell is the nation’s second director of national intelligence and has also served as director of the National Security Agency and a vice admiral in the U.S. Navy.

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