Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will deliver the commencement address at Eastern Connecticut State University's 121st graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Malloy, the youngest of eight children, was born in Stamford, on July 21, 1955. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College and continued on to receive his law degree from Boston College Law School. In 1982, Malloy married his wife, Cathy, whom he met while at Boston College.
Malloy become a prosecutor in Brooklyn, NY, serving for four years as an assistant district attorney. Returning to Stamford, he served on the Boards of Finance and Education before running for mayor and winning in a landslide victory in 1995.
Malloy served for 14 years from 1995 to 2009, Stamford's longest serving mayor. Under his leadership, Stamford underwent a drastic transformation and became one of the country's top 10 Most Livable Cities, according to Forbes Magazine.
On Nov. 2, 2010, Malloy was elected the 88th governor of the State of Connecticut. He is a former trustee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors; a former President of the Connecticut Council of Municipalities; and a former member of the Stamford Cultural Development Organization.
Look for complete Commencement coverage in the next issue of NewsFlash.