Dr. Pedro RossellóSave the Date!
The Hispanic Chamber is proud to announce Dr. Pedro Rosselló, former Governor of Puerto Rico, as its Keynote Speaker for the Hispanic Heritage Celebration Dinner
Pedro Rosselló was born, raised and educated through high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) Degree (Magna Cum Laude) at Indiana's University of Notre Dame; a Doctor of Medicine Degree (Cum Laude) from Connecticut's Yale University; and a Master's Degree in Public Health (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. In addition, he specialized in General and Pediatric Surgery while completing post-doctoral training at the Harvard University Teaching Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. His academic career at institutions of higher learning included teaching positions as Clinical Fellow and Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Instructor, Assistant Professor at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He has received Doctor of Law Degrees (Honoris Clause) from both the University of Massachusetts and the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Rosselló was elected Governor of Puerto Rico in 1992 and was re-elected in 1996 with the largest vote ever recorded for that office. During his incumbency, he also served as Chair of the Democratic Governors' Association, Chairman of the Southern Governors' Association and President of the Council of State Governments.
As Governor he propelled a variety of significant reforms which included:
- Restoring both English and Spanish as official languages
- Establishing wide-ranging health reforms based on the principle that health care should be the inalienable right of an individual, and not a privilege. The centerpiece of his reform was a universal health insurance plan for low-income individuals, allowing 1.8 million beneficiaries (45% of the population) to receive medical treatment they needed, but could not afford before.
- Reducing violent crime by more than 50% throughout the island in 8 years.
- Establishing the Community Schools, making each campus a part of the community they serve.
September 9, 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception/Music
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pedro Rosselló, M.D., M.P.H., Former Governor of Puerto Rico
Topic: "The Social, Economic & Political Influence of Latinos in the U.S."
- Silent Auction to benefit the Scholarship Fund
- Recognition of graduating and new Latino Leadership Classes
- Community Awards
Place: Oregon Convention Center
Cost: $120 Member/$125 Non-members
Table for 10: $1,200 (Includes listing in the evening program)
If you are interested in purchasing a table, please contact Gale Castillo at (503) 807-0101 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org