Commissioner Lyons Gray, member of the NC Utilities Commission, will be the speaker at Forsyth Tech’s commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 9. The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem.
“We are honored to have Lyons Gray deliver the 2017 Commencement Address to our graduates,” says Forsyth Tech President Gary Green. “Lyons is an exemplary public servant, having served the county and state in elective office and the federal and state governments in important leadership roles. He has long been a supporter of Forsyth Tech students through his work with the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation.”
Currently serving as a Commissioner of the NC Utilities Commission, Gray previously served as the Secretary of the NC Department of Revenue, the Senior Advisor to the President of the University of North Carolina system, the Chief Financial Officer of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the principal agency representative to the Office of Management and Budget under the Bush administration. He is the grandson of Bowman Gray, Sr.
Approximately 1,160 Forsyth Tech students will earn associate degrees, certificates and diplomas that signify completion of their programs of study during the 2017 commencement exercises.
Forsyth Tech offers credit programs in Math, Science and Technologies; Business and Information Technologies; Engineering Technologies; Health Technologies; and Humanities and Social Sciences.
The May 9 commencement ceremony is open to the public at no charge, and there will be no charge for parking at the Coliseum. The media is invited to cover the ceremony.