Commencement happens Saturday, May 13 at Packard Music Hall

(Warren, OH) Kent State University at Trumbull proudly announces Congressman Tim Ryan as its 2017 Spring Commencement speaker. Close to 100 of the more than 200 students graduating this spring will participate in the ceremony, which will be held Saturday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. in Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. in Warren.

Tim Ryan is a relentless advocate for working families in Ohio's 13th District. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and was sworn in on January 3, 2003. Successfully reelected seven times, he is now serving in his eighth term. Congressman Ryan currently serves as a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government.

Before his election to public office, Ryan served as President of the Trumbull County Young Democrats and as Chairman of the Earning by Learning program in Warren, Ohio. He began his career in politics as a congressional aide with the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995 and later served as an intern for the Trumbull County Prosecutor's Office. Ryan holds a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center), studied abroad as part of the Dickinson School of Law's International Law Program in Florence, Italy, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

“We are honored to have Congressman Ryan speak to our graduates,” said Dr. Lance Grahn, Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, Kent State University at Trumbull. “He is a great example of the strength and potential for all of us in the Mahoning Valley.”

For more information about Kent State University at Trumbull’s 2017 Commencement, contact Bill Burgess, marketing coordinator, at 330-412-7490. 

POSTED: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:23pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:28pm