Chairman and CEO of Xerox to speak at commencement

As published in the Campus Times

It’s  official — Senior Council and the University have finally announced their choice for the speaker for this year’s 161st college commencement address. On Sunday, May 15, Ursula M. Burns, 52, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Corporation, will be receiving the University of Rochester’s George Eastman Medal for Outstanding Achievement and Dedicated Service and delivering the commencement address to the Class of 2011.

Burns, a native New Yorker and former resident of the Lower East side Housing projects, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 1980 and then embarked on her professional career as a summer intern for Xerox Corporation.

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