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Commencement 2014 Keynote Speaker
H. Carl McCall
Schenectady County Community College is pleased to announce that H. Carl McCall will be this year's keynote speaker at the College's Commencement on May 22, 2014.
Mr. McCall was appointed Chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees October 17, 2011. He first joined the Board as a member on October 22, 2007.
Mr. McCall served as Comptroller of the State of New York from May 1993 to December 2002. As Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, he was responsible for governmental and financial oversight and pension fund management. As sole Trustee of the 880,000-member State and Local Retirement Systems, Mr. McCall was responsible for investing a pension fund valued at $120 billion.
He has had a distinguished career as a public servant. He served three terms as a New York State Senator representing the upper Manhattan district of New York City; as an Ambassador to the United Nations; as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and as the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights.
As a passionate advocate for public education, Mr. McCall served as President of the New York City Board of Education from 1991 to1993, where he set policy for the largest school system in the nation and as the Chairman of the Public Higher Education Conference Board, a coalition of 14-member organization which supports a strong and vibrant public higher education system in New York State.
He has also been active in the private sector; he served as a Vice President of Citibank and as Corporate Director of the New York Stock Exchange, Tyco International, New Plan Realty Corporation and presently Ariel Investment.
Mr. McCall was educated at Dartmouth College, Andover Newton Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh. He is the recipient of nine honorary degrees.
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