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Donna Shalala to speak at Manchester University

Donna Shalala

Statement as issued Thursday by Manchester University:

“Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare: Is government getting too big?”

Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will address that question on Tuesday, March 11 at Manchester University. The public is invited to the free lecture that begins at 3:30 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. Reservations are not necessary.

Shalala, who has dedicated her life to improving the human condition, is a leading voice on health care reform and education issues. She has dealt head-first with the nation’s most controversial issues, including Head Start programs, AIDS, medical privacy, biomedical research and health care welfare.

That makes Shalala perfect for the Harry ’35 and Jeanette Henney Lecture and Manchester’s Mission to prepare and inspire graduates to make this world a better place, said President Jo Young Switzer.

As U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Clinton administration, Shalala managed a budget of nearly $600 billion that included Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and welfare. U.S. News & World Report labeled her one of “America’s Best Leaders.”

In 2008, President Bush presented Shalala with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The outspoken political scientist has served as president of Hunter College and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently is president of the University of Miami.

The Harry ’35 and Jeanette Henney Lecture was established by Dr. Jane E. Henney, a 1969 graduate of Manchester and former member of its Board of Trustees, to honor her parents.

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