Bowles to deliver Peace commencement address

Posted March 12, 2013 3:16 p.m. EDT
Updated March 13, 2013 9:52 a.m. EDT

— Former University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles will speak at William Peace University's commencement ceremony on May 11, the school said Tuesday.

Bowles, who also served as White House chief of staff under former President Bill Clinton and was co-chairman of a deficit-reduction task force appointed by President Barack Obama, will received an honorary doctorate in public administration from the university.

Peace will award an honorary doctorate in humanities to the late Jacquelin Quesenbery Jeutter. A 1950 graduate of what was then Peace College, she served on the board of trustees from 2001 to 2008 and on the school's foundation board from 2009 to 2011.

“We are proud to salute the professional accomplishments and longtime community service commitment of Erskine Bowles and Jacquelin Jeutter,” Peace President Debra Townsley said in a statement. “Both individuals have left a mark on this university and our community as a whole. Jacquelin’s legacy of service and dedication to our institution lives on and is an example for others to follow, while Erskine’s political accomplishments have made significant strides for North Carolina collectively."