Secretary of State Offers TAMIU Fall 2004 Commencement Address

Secretary of State Offers TAMIU Fall Commencement Address


Secretary of State Geoffrey S. Connor will provide the commencement address for Texas A&M International University's Fall Commencement Exercises on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. on the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library plaza.

Approximately 301 students are candidates for undergraduate or graduate degrees to be awarded by the University's three colleges.

As 104th Secretary of State, Connor is the chief elections officer for the state, serves as chief international protocol officer for Texas, maintains business and public filings and acts as the Governor's chief liaison on border and Mexico affairs.

Prior to being appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2003, Secretary Connor served as Assistant Secretary of State for almost three years. Before joining the Secretary of State's office, Connor worked as an attorney for a private firm. He has also served as assistant commissioner and general counsel for the Texas Department of Agriculture, general counsel for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, as well as deputy general counsel to Governor William P. Clements.

The Secretary also served as a member of the Coastal Coordination Committee and State Emergency Communications Commission.

Secretary Connor was born and raised in Runnels County in west Texas.

For additional information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 326.2250 or visit offices in Killam Library 168.

University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu