Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will give the commencement address at Saturday's graduation ceremonies for the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
The commencement ceremonies are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. Emanuel was elected Chicago's mayor in February 2011 and before that, he served as President Barack Obama's chief of staff. He also served in former President Bill Clinton's administration from 1993 to 1998. Emanuel lived and worked in Little Rock during Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.
Thirty-four students are graduating from the school's two-year Master of Public Service degree program. The graduates represent 14 states as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Portugal and Thailand.