Rahm Emanuel Speaks At Clinton School Graduation

Rahm Emanuel Speaks At Clinton School Graduation

Graduates represent 14 states and four countries.
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave the commencement address Saturday to the seventh graduating class from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Thirty-four students graduated from the school's two-year Master of Public Service degree program. The graduates represent 14 states and four countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Portugal and Thailand.

Emanuel was elected the 55th mayor of Chicago on February 22nd, 2011. Since taking office, Emanuel announced the redeployment of over 1,000 police officers back onto beats in Chicago's neighborhoods and has attracted more than 25,000 private-sector jobs for residents across the city.

Prior to becoming mayor, Emanuel served as the White House Chief of Staff in President Barack Obama's administration. Previously, Emanuel served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Chicago's 5th District.

He also served as a key member of the Clinton White House from 1993 to 1998, rising to serve as senior advisor to the president for policy and strategy. During the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign, Emanuel lived and worked in Little Rock.

The event was held at the Statehouse Convention Center.
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