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Steve Forbes to Speak at University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Commencement

Contact: Dawn Skelly, Carlson School of Management, 612-624-8770


MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 28 /Standard Newswire/ -- Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes, Inc. and editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, will serve as the commencement speaker for the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management on Monday, May 14. The ceremony for graduate students will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The undergraduate ceremony will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Forbes will address both audiences.


Since joining Forbes, Inc. in 1990, Forbes has overseen the growth of the company's flagship publication, Forbes, and the launch of numerous additional publications. Forbes Magazine is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of 900,000. Forbes and Forbes Global together reach a worldwide audience of nearly five million readers. In 1996, Forbes entered the new media arena with the launch of Now receiving more than 10 million monthly visitors, it has become a leading destination site for senior business decision-makers and investors. In both 1996 and 2000, Forbes campaigned for the Republican nomination for the U.S. presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense.


Commencement Details ---


Who: Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes Inc. and editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine


What: Carlson School 2007 commencement address


When: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Monday, May 14


Where: Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis


Registration Contact:


The Carlson School of Management is a world-class educational institution located at the University of Minnesota and in the heart of the Minneapolis/St. Paul business community, home to several Fortune 100 companies and 19 Fortune 500 companies whose leaders engage regularly with the school. The mission of the Carlson School is to provide the highest quality education for present and future business and academic leaders and advance the understanding and practice of management through research and outreach. The Carlson School has more than 4,200 students, nine degree programs, 103 tenure-track faculty, and more than 47,000 alumni in a network that spans the globe. For more information, visit