A Washington, D.C.-based trade lawyer, who served as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration during the second Clinton administration and as a senior staffer of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, will be the keynote speaker when Misericordia University holds its 88th annual Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 in the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus. A baccalaureate Mass will precede the ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Anderson Center.
A native of Kingston, the Honorable Patrick Mulloy, J.D., LL.M., is also a political consultant to the president emeritus of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and other nonprofit organizations that work to establish a smarter economic globalization strategy for the United States. He also serves on the adjunct faculty at the Catholic University of America Law School, Washington, D.C.
During the commencement ceremony, Misericordia University will present Mr. Mulloy with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
He resides in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Marjorie. The couple has three adult children and four infant grandchildren.