Senator William “Mo” Cowan, the former chief of staff for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, will speak at the Boston College Law School Commencement on May 24, university officials announced in a statement.
Cowan was named a US Senator in February to fill the seat temporarily, following John F. Kerry's resignation. A special election campaign is underway to choose a replacement.
The statement said that Cowan joined the Patrick's staff as a chief legal counsel in 2009, and was appointed to his chief of staff in 2010.
Prior to serving in the Patrick administration, Cowan worked as a lawyer in and around Boston, according to the statement.
“I’m very pleased that Senator Cowan has agreed to address our graduates this year,” BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau said in the statement. “He has had a remarkable career as a litigator, has shown great leadership in serving as special district attorney and Gov. Patrick’s chief legal counsel and chief of staff, and was an excellent choice to fill the vacancy in the US Senate. I think he is an inspiring example for our students, and I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say to the class of 2013.”
The commencement ceremony will be held in the Conte Forum on May 24 at 10:30 a.m.
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