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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Tisch College Hosts Alan D. Solomont

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Tufts alumni and United States Ambassador to Spain delivered the second lecture in a series endowed in his name.

 

Alan D. Solomont, who currently serves as the Unites States Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, recently discussed his diplomatic service representing the nation overseas as well as his life as an activist.

The Alan D. Solomont Lecture series was endowed by the Tisch College Board of Advisors, as well as friends and colleagues of Solomont in recognition of his exemplary leadership as an active citizen. The inaugural lecture was delivered by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in 2011.

Solomont was nominated for the Ambassador position by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in 2009. Previously, he served as chairman of the bipartisan Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees all domestic service programs, including AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, VISTA and Senior Corps. He spent his professional career in the health and elder care arenas, serving as chairman of Solomont Bailis Ventures, co-founder of HouseWorks, and founder and managing director of Angel Healthcare Investors.

A member of Tufts’ class of 1970 and Trustee emeritus, he is the founding board chairperson for Tisch College.

In addition to his involvement with Tisch College, Solomont has served on the board of directors for other nonprofits and for-profit organizations including Boston Medical Center, Boston Private Bank & Trust Co., Angel Healthcare Investors, and The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation.