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Gallogly Commencement Address

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Published on Jul 7, 2012

The CU Board of Regents presented a UCCS alumnnus with the university's highest honor during Spring 2012 UCCS Commencement ceremonies.

James L. Gallogly, Houston, a member of the class of 1974, received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and delivered commencement remarks. Watch this video to hear his speech.

About James L. Gallogly, Doctorate of Humane Letters

Jim Gallogly is chief executive officer of LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies with sales in excess of $50 billion. He previously held numerous leadership positions with Conoco Phillips, Phillips Petroleum Company and ChevronPhillips Chemical.

A former Colorado Springs resident, Jim Gallogly is one of ten children and one of seven who followed in his father's footsteps to UCCS. Following his UCCS graduation, Jim Gallogly earned a law degree at the University of Oklahoma and completed a graduate management program at Northwestern University.

Known as someone who views change as an opportunity, Jim Gallogly is an advocate for safe and environmentally sustainable operations and the development of new products and technologies. His skills as a negotiator are recognized by his colleagues and competitors as an important component of his success as a business leader.

In 2010, Jim Gallogly and his wife, Janet, donated $1 million to the CU Foundation to construct the Gallogly Events Center. The center was named in honor of Tommy Gallogly, Jim Gallogly's father. Tommy Gallogly earned degrees in 1970 and 1973 following a United States Air Force career and prior to a second career as a teacher and coach in Academy School District 20. Jim and Janet Gallogly have also been generous in their personal financial support of the Boulder campus of the university in addition to coordinating grants and gifts from ConocoPhillips.

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