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Presidential Speaker Series Panel to Feature U.S. Congressman Joseph Kennedy, UMass President Marty Meehan and Lasell President Michael Alexander

April 01, 2016

Lasell College will host a panel discussion on educational policy and its influence on the U.S Presidential election on April 5th featuring U.S. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and Lasell President Michael B. Alexander. The event is open to the public.

The panel discussion Educate Your Vote: Shaping Policies on Education -- part of the College's Presidential Speaker Series, will be held at 6:30 pm on the second floor of Arnow Campus Center on the Lasell campus.

Congressman Kennedy is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Massachusetts's 4th Congressional District. Prior to his election in 2012, Kennedy served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Assistant District Attorney in both the Middlesex County and Cape and Island's District Attorneys' Offices. Kennedy holds a bachelor's degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University as well as a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

UMass President Marty Meehan was named to that office after eight years as chancellor of the UMass Lowell. Prior to his current role, he served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as US Congressman representing the state's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2007. Meehan holds bachelor's degree in education and political science from UMass Lowell, a master's degree in public administration from Suffolk University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Lasell President Michael B. Alexander is the ninth president of Lasell and had successful corporate careers, first in media and entertainment and then in technology, prior to being named Lasell president.

Alexander served as President and General Manager of WWOR-TV (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) where he and his management team started the A+ for Kids public campaign, which received an Emmy award and recognition as the 12th Point of Light from the first Bush administration. Alexander earned is A.B. degree in History and Literature from Harvard University, his M.A. degree in Educations from Ohio State University, and completed the coursework toward his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

To attend the event please register online.