Ralph Munro speaks at WWU commencement June 12
Former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro ('66) was the keynote speaker at the second ceremony of three Spring Commencement ceremonies at Western Washington University on June 12, 2010.
Munro earned an education/political science degree from WWU in 1966 and now serves on Western's Board of Trustees. He was elected five times as Washington's Secretary of State from 1980 to 2001. Known for promoting voter participation, Munro remains involved with the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education at WWU, which encourages civic literacy among secondary-education teachers and the public at large. Western also recognized him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 1989.