Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez To Speak At Baruch College Tuesday, Sept. 19

Leonel Fernandez, twice president of the Dominican Republic (1996-2000 and 2004- 2008) and widely considered an innovator and economic reformer, will speak at Baruch College on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006. A former lawyer and leader of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), Fernandez is credited with stabilizing the D.R. economy and advancing his country’s technological development.
President Fernandez will tour Baruch College’s state-of-the-art Subotnick Financial Services Center with its real-time ticker and simulated trading floor, as well as the College’s award-winning Newman Library and Technology Center at 4 pm, accompanied by Baruch College President Kathleen Waldron and members of the Undergraduate Student Government.

At 5 pm, President Fernandez will deliver an address on the twin themes of migration and economic development in the Newman Conference Center, 151 E. 25th Street, Room 750.

Currently, 695 students of Dominican heritage attend Baruch College, including 202 who were born in the D.R. More than 500,000 Dominicans reside in New York City.

Press Coverage Invited:
4 pm President Fernandez tours Baruch College Library and Technology Center
(151 E. 25 St. between Lexington & Third Aves.)
5 pm President Fernandez addresses Baruch College community (Newman Conference Center, 7th floor, 151 E. 25th St.)

Contact: Zane Berzins or Carol Abrams