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Pennsylvania Auditor General to speak at Widener University

Widener University is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will speak on “Pennsylvania Under the Current Presidency” at the university on Monday, April 10 in the Webb Room, University Center, One University Place, Chester, Pa. The event begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public, and the media is invited and encouraged to attend.

DePasquale, a 2002 graduate of Widener University Commonwealth Law School, is expected to discuss the student’s role in helping to build a better economy in Pennsylvania, workforce development and training to prepare students for jobs in demand, college affordability, and the opioid crisis.

“I am so pleased Auditor General DePasquale will be able to spend some time with us at Widener,” said President Dr. Julie E. Wollman. “Widener University works to develop leaders who will make a difference as they achieve their goals. His service to the Commonwealth is an example of that mission in action.”

DePasquale began his second term as auditor general in January. He served six years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives prior to holding his current elected office. He has worked to help protect children from abuse, end a backlog of untested rape kits, ensure seniors have access to services they need, and promote charter school reform. His audits have identified nearly $500 million in misspent or potentially recoverable state money. He was the first Pennsylvania statewide elected official to post his expenses online.

A Pittsburgh native, DePasquale lives in York County where he enjoys watching his teenagers, Ben and Sarah, play music and sports.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Visit the university website, http://www.widener.edu/

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