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Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett named Wellesley College commencement speaker

Valerie JarrettValerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, has been named as Wellesley College’s commencement speaker for the ceremony slated to take place on May 31.

Jarrett is also chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Jarrett has a background in Chicago politics, and before joining the Obama administration, was CEO of a real estate development and management company.

Jarrett is not a Wellesley grad, having attended Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School.

Wellesley College’s 135th commencement is expected to be attended by about 600 new graduates.

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