Campus: CSU, Fullerton -- April 14, 2000


Dee Dee MeyersPolitical Analyst Dee Dee Myers to Give CSUF Commencement Address

Political analyst, commentator and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Cal State Fullerton's May 27 commencement ceremony.

Her address is part of the universitywide ceremony scheduled from 8-10 a.m. on the sports fields north of Titan Gymnasium. A crowd of more than 30,000 is expected to attend the daylong festivities, which include college-based exercises and receptions. More than 6,700 Cal State Fullerton students are candidates for graduation.

Now a member of the California State University Board of Trustees, Myers was the first woman and the youngest person to serve as White House press secretary when appointed in 1993. She participated in President William J. Clinton's Mid-East peace accords and was a part of the president's official delegation on trips to 25 foreign countries. Today she heads Dee Dee Myers & Associates, is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, a regular guest on NBC 's "Today Show," and a lecturer on politics, current events and women's issues.

Prior to joining the Clinton campaign in 1991, Myers was involved in several local, state and national campaigns. She was press secretary for Dianne Feinstein in her 1990 bid for governor and worked on the former presidential campaigns of Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale. She also served on the staffs of California State Sen. Art Torres and Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.

Media Contact: Pamela McLaren of Public Affairs at (714) 278-4852 or pmclaren@fullerton.edu



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