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New York City Comptroller John Liu to Speak at the Brooklyn Campus, Nov. 9

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Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1419

Brooklyn, N.Y. –Students at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus are set to welcome New York City Comptroller John C. Liu when he visits on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Humanities Building second-floor lounge, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Hailed as a trailblazer in politics, Liu became the first Asian American elected to the citywide position of comptroller last November. In 2002, the former Price Waterhouse Coopers manager made history as the first Asian American elected into a New York City public office. Liu plans to explain to the students how the duties of his office are relevant to all New Yorkers.

“Mr. Liu will speak about his initiatives as comptroller,” said Myrna L. Fischman, professor of accounting at the Brooklyn Campus School and coordinator of the student accounting society, whose members requested that Comptroller Liu visit the Campus. “He will be speaking directly to students who may be exploring a career in business, and will address the relationship of public and private sectors in business.”

The comptroller’s informal talk will include discussion with the students.

Liu immigrated to New York from Taiwan when he was five. A proud product of the New York City public school system, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. At Binghamton University, State University of New York, he earned his bachelor of science in mathematical physics. He and his wife Jenny live in Flushing, Queens, with their son, Joseph.

The New York City Comptroller serves as the chief financial officer of the City. The office’s mission is to ensure the financial health of New York City by advising the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the City’s financial condition. The office employs approximately 700 professionals, including accountants, attorneys, computer analysts, economists, engineers, claim specialists, researchers and budget, financial and investment analysts.
For more information about Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, call (718) 488-1011 or e-mail admission@brooklyn.liu.edu.

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 10/20/2010

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