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Commencement 2014: Featuring John A. Pérez, Speaker Emeritus of the California State Assembly

Friday, May 16

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
4:00 PM

Jon A. Perez, Speaker of the California State AssemblyCongratulations to the Class of 2014!  Graduation will take place Friday, May 16, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts. Delivering the commencement address will be John A. Pérez, Speaker of the California State Assembly.

Speaker Pérez, a Democrat from Los Angeles, was first elected to the Assembly in 2008. He was sworn-in as Assembly Speaker in March 2010. In the Assembly, Speaker Pérez has focused on California's economic recovery, working on creating jobs, improving the state's business climate, increasing funding for schools, reducing costs at public universities, helping the state's veterans find jobs and housing, supporting child care and early childhood education, and expanding Californians' access to affordable health care. The first openly gay person to be elected to the position of Assembly Speaker in the country, Speaker Pérez has been a longtime leader in fighting for social justice and full equality. 

The faculty speaker will be Professor David Horton, and the student speaker will be Irene Williams

A live webcast will be viewable at http://commencementvideo.ucdavis.edu/ starting one half-hour before the ceremony. 

Ticketed guests with special needs related to disability accessibility should contact Gia Hellwig gkhellwig@ucdavis.edu or 530.754.5335.