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Tad Leithead to give commencement address Aug. 4

Tad Leithead

SPSU will hold its 104th Commencement on Sat., Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. in the Gymnasium. Tad Leithead, chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and the Cumberland Community Improvement District, will deliver the commencement address.

SPSU will confer 202 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the ceremony, 151 of them to undergraduates and 51 to graduate students.

In addition to his role in the ARC, Leithead is the president and CEO of Tad Leithead Advisors, a governmental relations and consulting firm. He was elected to chair the ARC – a 39-member board that steers planning and development for the 10-county Atlanta region – in 2009 and has been a member of the board since 2000. He was chair of the ARC’s Transportation and Air Quality Committee from 2007-09.

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