Gov. Christine Todd Whitman Set for Commencement Address

Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman will present the address at the College’s fifty-eighth annual commencement ceremonies, Sunday, May 15.

Rising to national prominence when elected in 1994 as New Jersey’s governor, Whitman, the state’s first and only female chief executive, later joined the cabinet of President George W. Bush as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

President of the Whitman Strategy Group, a management consulting and strategic planning partnership, she is a member of the board of directors of SC Johnson, Texas Instruments, United Technologies, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. She is a member of the Leadership Council of The Republican Majority for Choice; the Steering Committee of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey; and the Oquirrh Institute Governors Board, comprised of former governors who advise the Institute on public policy issues.

Whitman’s book, It’s My Party, Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America, was recently published by Penguin Press.

She is a graduate of Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.