Chancellor Motley, Rosemarie Day to Speak at UMass Boston’s Fall Convocation

Office of Communications | September 12, 2012
Keynote speaker Rosemarie Day

Keynote speaker Rosemarie Day

University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley will deliver his annual fall convocation address to students, staff, faculty, and guests tomorrow, September 13, the official kick-off to the 2012-2013 academic year.

Chancellor Motley’s address, which will highlight the university’s recent progress, will focus on laying out the strategic vision for the future of the university. The address begins at 9 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, 3rd floor.

Rosemarie Day, president of Day Health Strategies, will take the stage at 11 a.m. as keynote speaker.

Day served as the founding deputy director and chief operating officer of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority in Massachusetts, playing a leading role in implementing health reform in Massachusetts.

She will discuss how, despite the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, health care reform in the United States remains in limbo.  Her talk, “Hanging in the Balance:  Health Reform in the U.S.,” will look at whether this reform effort can succeed and whether there are meaningful alternatives to the Affordable Care Act.

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