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Chair of the Metropolitan Council to give spring commencement address

Susan Haigh ’77 will speak at William Mitchell College of Law’s spring commencement on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Haigh was appointed chair of the Metropolitan Council by Minnesota Gov. Mark ChairHaighHiResDayton in January 2011. She is the 13th chair in the organization’s 47-year history.

Haigh has worked as the president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Twin Cities since 2005. She previously served as a Ramsey County commissioner for 10 years, a chief deputy Ramsey County attorney for 12 years, and as assistant Dakota County attorney. She was also a staff lawyer of the Metropolitan Council from 1977 to 1979.

As county commissioner, Haigh served on the Light Rail Joint Powers Board and she was an early advocate of the Central Corridor Light Rail Line. She also carries an extensive background of government and community service.

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