Millersville University’s Undergraduate Commencement will take place on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m., in Pucillo Gymnasium. State representative and MU alumnus, Jordan Harris will be speaking at the graduation ceremony.
Harris represents the 186th Legislative District in Philadelphia. He was named one of the Philadelphia Tribune Magazine’s “10 people under 40 to watch” and is the president of the board of directors at Lincoln Day Educational Center, the oldest continuous operating African-American day school. He is a trustee of the Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School, a member of the Board of the Hardy Williams Education Fund and on the boards of the Ruby Bridges Foundation and the Christian Street YMCA. Prior to being elected into the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, he was the executive director of Philadelphia’s Youth Commission, advising the mayor and city council on issues relating to city youth and young adults.
Harris received his bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in government and political affairs in 2006. He has a master’s degree in education from Cabrini College and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Neumann University.