Posted on May 26, 2000

Klose, president and CEO of National Public Radio, will be honorary
chancellor and deliver the main address at Commencement on Sunday, June
11, at 10 a.m. in Library Plaza.

Klose is to receive an honorary doctor of humane

A former editor, and national and foreign correspondent
with The Washington Post, Klose is an award-winning author and
international broadcasting executive. Prior to joining NPR in 1998, Klose
served successively as director of U.S. International Broadcasting,
overseeing the U.S. Government's global radio and television news
services (1997-98); and president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL),
broadcasting to Central Europe and the former Soviet Union (1994-97).
Klose first joined RFE/RL in 1992 as director of Radio Liberty,
broadcasting to the former Soviet Union in its national languages.

Prior to RFE/RL, Klose was an editor and reporter at The
Washington Post
for 25 years. His various positions at the newspaper
included city editor; Moscow bureau chief; Midwest correspondent; and
deputy national editor.

Klose received a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude,
from Harvard University. A former Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, he
serves on the Board of the Eurasia Foundation in Washington. He is author
of Russia and the Russians: Inside the Closed Society, winner of
the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius Ryan Award; and co-author of four
other books.

Other events during Commencement weekend include a
reception for seniors and their families with President Roger Hull on
Saturday, June 10, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

The Baccalaureate Commemoration will be Saturday, June
10, at 5 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.