Haas Newsroom


May 13, 2003


California State Treasurer Phil Angelides to Speak at UC Berkeley’s Business School Commencement


Berkeley, Calif. -- California State Treasurer Phil Angelides will address the graduating students of the Haas School of Business Class of 2003 at a commencement ceremony to be held on the University of California, Berkeley, campus on Sunday, May 25.


About 700 degrees will be awarded at the commencement ceremony to students from the school's Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and Executive MBA, Ph.D., and undergraduate business programs. The ceremony, which begins at 9:00 a.m., will be held at the Greek Theatre on campus.


"We are delighted that Phil Angelides has agreed to address the graduating students and their families," said Haas School Dean Tom Campbell in making the announcement. "This is an outstanding opportunity to hear from a state official who has dedicated his career to both the private sector and public service, and from someone who is a great supporter of our state's educational system."


As Treasurer, Angelides has assumed a national leadership role in advancing corporate reform by using the power of California's investment portfolio in an attempt to restore integrity to the financial markets and to protect taxpayers, pensioners, and families.


Angelides was first elected California State Treasurer in 1998 and was re-elected to a second four-year term last November.


In May 2000, Angelides launched a new initiative to direct more than $12 billion in investments to spur economic progress in California communities.


Angelides is a graduate of Harvard University and a former Coro Foundation Fellow. From 1984 until his first election as State Treasurer, Angelides worked in the private sector, forming his own real estate, investment, and management business. He is also a former chairman of the California Democratic Party.


Recent Haas School commencement speakers have included Thomas M. Siebel, chairman and CEO of Siebel Systems; David Pottruck, CEO and president of Charles Schwab; and Rodrigo Rato, deputy prime minister of Spain.


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For more information, please contact Ute S. Frey at the Haas School of Business at 510-642-0342 or at frey@haas.berkeley.edu.