Monday, March 27, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. – U.S. Senator for New Hampshire Maggie Hassan – the second woman in American history to be elected as both governor and senator – will deliver the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s commencement address Saturday, May 20, 2017. She will also receive an honorary degree from the school.

Hassan served two terms as governor of New Hampshire beginning in 2013, becoming the 81st person to hold the office. As governor, she helped ensure New Hampshire’s position as one of the nation’s most livable states – its unemployment rate was among the lowest in the country while she was in office. She also worked actively to advance public education and health care coverage, and to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis.

She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, where her committee assignments include homeland security and governmental affairs; health, education, labor and pensions (HELP); commerce, science, and transportation; and the joint economic committee.

Hassan first earned election to the state senate in 2004 representing the Seacoast area’s 23rd district and served as both president pro tempore and majority leader of the state senate during her three terms in office.

Hassan earned a BA from Brown University and a JD from the Northeastern School of Law.