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News | June 1, 2015

NIU announces Judge William Webster as 2015 commencement speaker

By NIU Staff

WASHINGTON – National Intelligence University President Dr. David Ellison announced this week that Judge William H. Webster will deliver the commencement address to NIU graduates Friday, July 31.

Judge Webster is an iconic figure in the U.S. intelligence and national security communities. A World War II Navy veteran who went on to a long and distinguished legal career, Judge Webster has the distinction of being the only American to serve as both FBI director from 1978-1987, and CIA director from 1987-1991. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Security Medal and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. Judge Webster currently serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Dr. Ellison expects to present diplomas to approximately 250 graduating students from around the intelligence and national security communities as they cross the stage to receive one of the university’s three degrees: Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence, Master of Science and Technology Intelligence or Bachelor of Science in Intelligence.  

NIU is an accredited degree-granting institution whose main campus is located in Washington, D.C. Its faculty consists of subject matter experts from around the intelligence community who bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, as well as academic qualifications, to the classroom. In addition to the three degree programs, NIU offers graduate certificates in intelligence on specialized topics. Its alumni include many notable intelligence and national security leaders. 

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