CHICAGO-- (June 5, 2012) East-West University will hold its 30th Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harris Theater in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The event will feature approximately 140 graduates being honored before friends and family. Mr. Lee Bey, Executive Director of the Chicago Central Area Committee, will deliver the convocation address.
In addition to his leadership of the CCAC, a civic group of business and cultural leaders devoted to improving architecture, transportation, and cultural life in downtown Chicago, Mr. Bey is also a writer, lecturer and critic on Fox News Chicago and public radio station WBEZ.
Before joining the CCAC, Mr. Bey was director of governmental affairs for Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s Chicago office and deputy chief of staff to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Previously, he was architecture critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Bey is also a photographer whose work has appeared in Forbes, Old House Journal magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Architect magazine.
East-West University is a private, non-profit, non-denominational four-year university in Chicago’s South Loop. East-West is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and provides affordable, quality higher education to students from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
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