Eugene B. Sperling

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

College of Liberal Arts, May 14, 2000

Eugene Sperling received a Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction in Political Science in 1981 from the University of Minnesota. He is considered one of our country's foremost authorities on economic policy and the key economic advisor to President Bill Clinton. Mr. Sperling is currently Director of the Clinton's administration's National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. Mr. Sperling has assumed the lead role in many of the administration's policy initiatives such as "America Reads" child literacy initiatives, school construction, educational technology, and college tuition tax cuts. He is described as a tireless promoter of saving social security for all Americans and has authored many articles extolling the importance of using the current budget surplus to sustain social security benefits far into the 21st century. Mr. Sperling is scheduled to appear May 14 as speaker for the College of Liberal Art's Spring Commencement.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.