Congressman David Dreier ’75 Comes Back To Campus As Pacesetter Fellow

Congressman David Dreier ’75, chairman of the House Rules Committee, is returning to his alma mater as a Pacesetters Fellow for a full day of activities, followed by a speech to the College’s Res Publica Society.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Congressman Dreier will spend the day at CMC visiting classes, meeting with students and faculty, and presenting a noon lecture at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, he will speak at the CMC Res Publica Society luncheon at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

While on campus, Congressman Dreier will meet with classes including “Democracy and Peace,” with Dr. Paul Kapur, assistant professor of government, and a politics seminar on the topic of “Population and Power,” with Professor Ward Elliott, professor of government and Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Institutions, as well as roundtable gatherings with CMC political science faculty and students.

The Pacesetters Fellow Program was developed by the CMC Pacesetters — the classes of 1948, 1949, and 1950 — to bring leaders in business, academia, and public affairs to CMC for classroom visits and one-on-one interaction with students. Congressman Dreier is the second Pacesetters Fellow.

Representing California’s 28th Congressional district, Congressman Dreier was appointed Chairman of the House Committee on Rules in January 1999, the first Californian, and one of the youngest members to be appointed as Chairman. He also serves as chair of the California Republican Congressional Delegation, elected by unanimous vote in May 2001.

He is a 1975 cum laude graduate of CMC and earned his master’s degree in American Government from Claremont Graduate University the following year. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including 10 successive Golden Bulldog awards from the Watchdogs of the Treasury, the Clean Air Award from the Sierra Club, and the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business.