FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 4, 2002
Contact: Ward Mullens
FORMER SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION RODNEY SLATER
TO SPEAK AT EASTERN MICHIGAN FEB. 8
YPSILANTI - Former United States Secretary of Transportation and Eastern Michigan University graduate Rodney Slater will host a town hall meeting, Friday, Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m. at EMU's Sponberg Theatre.
This event is free and open to the public.
Slater was recently honored with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, which recognizes former student-athletes who have distinguished themselves since completing their college athletic careers 25 years ago.
Slater served as Secretary of Transportation under former President Bill Clinton from 1992-2000. The Cabinet department for which Slater was responsible had 100,000 employees and an annual budget of $60 billion from 1997-2001.
Since leaving office, he has worked at Patton Boggs LLP, in Washington, D.C.
At Eastern Michigan University, Slater lettered in varsity football and was the top scholar-athlete on the the team in 1976. While serving as captain of the football team at EMU, Slater rushed for 562 yards and finished his career with 1,330 yards. He also was a member of EMU's 1977 national forensics champion team and was a two-time all-Mid-American Conference academic choice.