Commencement Speaker announced

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first elected female president of Africa, will be speaking to the graduating class of 2008 on June 8, 2008.

Genevieve Haas, of Dartmouth’s Public Affairs Office, writes, “Johnson-Sirleaf, known as Africa’s “Iron Lady,” is a leading promoter of peace, justice and democratic rule. In November 2005, she was elected President of Liberia and became the first woman to lead an African nation. The Harvard-educated former World Bank economist won the election with an impressive 59.4 percent of the vote.”

For more information about commencement, including the names of the individuals receiving honorary degrees, follow this link.