Governor Mitch Daniels Speaks at Commencement
On Sunday, May 14, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels gave the keynote address to the J.D. and LL.M. Classes of 2006. Governor Daniels attended his first year of law school at IU School of Law - Indianapolis before completing his education at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a graduate of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Daniels gave the commencement address to the Class of 1986 when he was an assistant to President Ronald Reagan, working on political and intergovernmental affairs. Before being elected Governor in 2004, Daniels worked in the administration of President George W. Bush as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He has also served as President of Eli Lilly and Company’s North American Operations, CEO of the Hudson Institute, and an advisor to then-mayor of Indianapolis, Richard Lugar as well as Chief of Staff to Lugar when he became Senator.
This year's commencement exercises took place at the Indiana Convention Center in the west end of the Sagamore Ballroom. Professor Larrie Wilkins and Professor George Wright performed the hooding ceremony. The student speakers were Mary Wyman (day division), Jennie Beller (evening division), and Frank Xu (LL.M. division).