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Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. | World View Lecture Series

Event Description

MSU President Emeritus Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. returns for what is sure to be an exciting, enlightening discussion with MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon. This very special World View event will reflect on Dr. Wharton’s legacies at MSU, including his namesake Wharton Center for Performing Arts (named in 1982 for Dr. Wharton and his wife, Dolores). His life and several careers have involved foreign economic development; leadership of SUNY, the largest university system in the nation; diplomatic service as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton; and his election as the first Black to become Chairman and CEO of a major U.S. corporation. This event coincides with the publication of Dr. Wharton’s autobiography, Privilege and Prejudice: The Life of a Black Pioneer, by the MSU Press.

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