Lieutenant Governor Halter to Speak at Commencement

Arkansas’ 14th Lieutenant Governor, Bill Halter, will deliver the commencement address during the spring 2008 graduation ceremony for the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton on Saturday, May 17 at 10:00 am in the H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus.   

Arkansas voters elected Halter to a four-year term as Lieutenant Governor on November 7, 2006. He has served as an economic adviser to the President of the United States and to the U.S. Senate, managed the Social Security Administration, advised Fortune 500 companies, and served on the boards of directors of information technology and life sciences companies.
President Bill Clinton appointed Halter as Deputy Commissioner of Social Security in 1999. Later, he served as Acting Commissioner of Social Security, managing 65,000 employees in 1,500 offices. Halter also served the U.S. Congress as an economist for the Joint Economic Committee and as Chief Economist for the Senate Finance Committee.
The Lieutenant Governor’s lifelong advocacy of educational opportunity defines his service as Trustee Emeritus of Stanford University. He also serves on Stanford’s Humanities and Sciences Council as well as on the Advisory Council for Stanford University Libraries. He is a member of the National Advisory Board of Friends for Youth, which matches at-risk youngsters with adult mentors.
Halter is a Rhodes Scholar, with a Master of Philosophy degree from Oxford University in England. He studied economics and politics as a National Merit Scholar and Harry S. Truman Scholar at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he earned an A.B. degree with honors and distinction and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1983.


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