It’s Back To Campus For Congressman David Dreier ’75

Congressman David Dreier ’75, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, came back to CMC on Feb. 19 for a day of class meetings and student and faculty visits, followed Feb. 20 with a lecture in downtown Los Angeles for the College’s Res Publica Society.

Coverage in the Los Angeles Times described Dreier’s day at his alma mater: There was a small swarm around Dreier after his talk at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, and though his schedule was tight, he took his time working through the crowd. One woman wanted him to meet her son, who was interested in becoming a congressional page. One young man wanted some a few tips on where to start to become more involved in politics. Several others just wanted to shake his hand and say hello. Even the lone protester holding up a sign in the corner got a polite greeting and handshake.

At the Feb. 20 Res Publica lecture, Dreier was named a Pacesetter Fellow by the College’s first graduating classes. The Pacesetter Fellow program brings to campus distinguished leaders in public affairs, government, and business, for one-on-one interaction with students. Congressman Dreier is the second Pacesetter Fellow, with the inaugural visit by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan last year.