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Sullivan to speak at centennial convocation
STANFORD -- U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan will join California Gov. Pete Wilson at the third and final centennial convocation, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, marking the 100th anniversary of the day Stanford opened.
University President Donald Kennedy will preside over the ceremony, at which a time capsule will be embedded in the Inner Quad, to be reopened at Stanford's bicentennial celebration in 2091. The convocation will take place at the West Portal of the Inner Quadrangle, the site of opening day ceremonies 100 years ago. The stage is a replica of the one from which Leland and Jane Stanford, and first University President David Starr Jordan, spoke.
Sullivan has held his federal post since March 1989. He was founding dean and director of the medical education program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He was an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School from 1963 to 1964.
Sullivan was the founding president of the Association of Minority Health Professional Schools. He is a former member of the Joint Committee on Health Policy of the Association of American Universities and the National Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities.
Wilson helped open Stanford's 100th year last year, when, as senator from California, he delivered keynote remarks at a ceremony issuing a U.S. Postal Service postal card commemorating the Stanford centennial.
His career in public service began in 1966, when he was elected to represent San Diego in the California Assembly. In 1972 he began his tenure as mayor of San Diego, and in 1982, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He was elected governor of California last year.
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