2017 Commencement Speaker
T he 2017 Commencement Speaker is Lois Schiffer, General
Counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In her
role at NOAA she has overseen legal issues relating to management of the
nation’s marine fisheries, protection of marine mammals, threatened and
endangered species, coastal zone management, as well as monitoring oceanic,
atmospheric and climate data.
Ms. Schiffer has had a long and distinguished career as one of
this country’s most preeminent lawyers. Prior to her role as the chief
lawyer at NOAA, she served as General Counsel to National Public Radio, Chief
Counsel to the National Capital Planning Commission, and worked for the Audubon
Society. She served as the top environmental lawyer in the Department of
Justice under President Clinton. During that era, she was in the thick of
every major policy decision that related to the environment.
We’re delighted that she has agreed to join us in celebrating the Class
2017 Schedule of Events