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OMAHA – On Wednesday, April 15, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will be the keynote speaker for the University of Nebraska Peter J. Hoagland Lecture.
The event will take place at Mammel Hall on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Pacific Campus beginning at 6:30 p.m.
“I am excited to have Mayor de Blasio, who has dedicated his life to education and civic engagement, visit the UNO campus,” UNO Chancellor John Christensen said. “I believe we share a common vision of creating a mutually beneficial space for learning and public good."
The Peter J. Hoagland Lecture Series honors Hoagland, who served as Nebraska’s second district congressman from 1989 through 1995. Hoagland passed away in 2007 after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease.
Each year’s lecture features state and national leaders — leaders who prove the honor and integrity remain essential components in their service to our country.
“There is no better way to remember the life and career of a dedicated public servant like Peter Hoagland than to have these dialogues about the ways we can all come together to improve our communities,” Christensen said.
This year’s guest speaker, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, is New York’s 109th mayor, winning election in 2014.
In addition to his current term as mayor, de Blasio is well known for his role as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager during her U.S. Senate run in 2000. He has also served on the New York City Council for eight years, from 2002 to 2010, and spent time as Regional Director in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1997 to 1999.
The Peter J. Hoagland Lecture was created in 2008 by Hoagland’s friend and former Chief of Staff Jim Crounse, with a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation.
The lecture occurs annually and alternates between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
For questions or inquiries, please contact the UNO Office of University Communications at 402.554.2358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.