Lt. Gov. Wyman addresses graduate commencement
Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, whose executive and legislative service in state government spans a quarter of a century, delivered the keynote address at Western’s graduate commencement on May 11, 2012.
Wyman addressed 2012 recipients of WCSU master’s and doctoral degrees and their invited guests during the commencement ceremony in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. The event was hosted by the WCSU Division of Graduate Studies.
"Few in the state’s history can match the contribution that Lt. Gov. Wyman has made over the years” WCSU President James W. Schmotter observed. “Her outstanding public service is a role model for our students, and I know they will enjoy and gain value from her remarks."
Wyman has served as Connecticut lieutenant governor since January 2011, playing an important role in a wide range of policy initiatives by the administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy ranging from budget management to pension funding reform. Prior to her election as the state’s second-highest executive officer, she served for 16 years as state comptroller, implementing stricter accounting standards in state finances and overseeing modernization of the computer system used to run the state’s core financial operations. As comptroller, Wyman also championed establishment of the state-sponsored HUSKY program providing health insurance coverage for children and families in Connecticut.