UASD grants title of Honorary Professor to former governor of NY

The Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), invested as honorary professor of the Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences David Alexander Paterson, former governor of the city of New York, for his actions on behalf of humanity.

Iván Grullón, rector of the UASD, said that “when Paterson assumed the position of governor in 2008, he distinguished himself as a government official sensitive to the interests of the Hispanic community”.

“Despite his special abilities and his belonging to a racial minority, this could not prevent Paterson from becoming the first African-American senator in New York”, said Grullón.

Upon being invested as an honorary professor at the UASD’s School of Legal and Political Sciences, Paterson said that it will be many years before he forgets this recognition.

“I am very proud to receive this tribute from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, with great humility and affection I accept this recognition, thanks to all Dominicans for this act that remains forever in my heart”, said Paterson.

He noted that many people have worked to ensure that Dominicans arriving in New York receive the same opportunities as Americans.

Paterson was invested in an act headed by Iván Grullón, rector of the UASD and the members of the University Council, in the hall of the University Council of the Administrative Building of the UASD. Mrs. Maria Khury was present on behalf of the Dominican Diaspora in New York City.

Source: El Nuevo Diario

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