Albany Law School will honor Richard Parsons '71, the chairman for Citigroup, with the 2011 Trustees Gold Medal, the highest accolade awarded by the school in recognition of exemplary support and dedication to the advancement of the school.
The award will be presented as part of Albany Law's Alumni Reunion Weekend 2011, held from Sept. 23 to 25. Parsons will visit campus, and accept his award, on Friday, Sept. 23. All are welcome.
Since graduating as valedictorian, Parsons has stayed connected to the law school, including visiting the campus to speak to students, attending alumni gatherings and contributing generously to student scholarships and other law school initiatives. Earlier this year, Parsons presented Stephen Younger '82 with an Albany Law School Distinguished Alumni Award at an event in New York City.
Prior to becoming Citigroup chairman, Parsons served as president, CEO and chairman of Time Warner. He is currently serving on President Barack Obama's economic advisory team, and he previously served as co-chair for President George W. Bush's commission on Social Security.
Since 1996, Albany Law School has awarded the Trustees Gold Medal to more than 60 alumni and friends of Albany Law School, including Senator Warren Anderson '40; Hon. Lawrence Cooke ’38; E. Stewart Jones, Jr. ‘66; Hon. Judith Kaye; and Edward Swyer.