Former President Bill Clinton is slated to make an appearance at Westchester Community College at a fundraiser for student scholarships and other college programs.
The Saturday, May 18 event is set for 1:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Building on the college’s main campus at 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla. Prior to his discussion on national and world events, he will be presented with a State University of New York Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.
Clinton, now a Chappaqua resident, served two terms as president, and under his leadership, the country’s college enrollment rate rose to its highest level in history up to that point. In addition to his commitment to higher education, WCC says his core values have included the protection of the environment, expanded access to technology, job creation, and investment in underserved communities. As a longtime proponent of community colleges, his remarks are expected to include comments on higher education.
Tickets for the event range from $150 to $600, with proceeds going toward student scholarships, mentoring programs, faculty development and other essential services.