MANCHESTER, Conn. (May 3, 2019) – The speaker at MCC’s 55th annual commencement ceremony will be Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, the state’s 25th Attorney General and the first Asian American in Connecticut to be elected a constitutional officer at the statewide level. Before his election as Attorney General, he served for 12 years in Connecticut’s General Assembly, representing the 147th District, which includes North Stamford and Darien. Most recently, he served as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, where he was responsible for all legislation related to constitutional law, criminal law, civil rights, consumer protection, probate, judicial nominations and the Judicial branch, and major areas of substantive law. During his service in the legislature, Tong helped pass several important landmark legislations. Tong is a Connecticut native who grew up in the Hartford area and attended West Hartford schools.
He holds degrees from Brown University and the University of Chicago Law School and has practiced law for the last 18 years as a litigator in both state and federal courts, first at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, in New York City, and for the past 15 years at Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, in Stamford.
The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Welte Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.manchestercc.edu/commencement. Parking is free on the CSCU campus.