Former Vice President Dan Quayle Named 2012 College of Law Convocation Speaker


Former Vice President Dan Quayle will be the Convocation speaker at the graduation ceremony on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Quayle is the Chairman of Cerberus Global Investments with offices in Asia, Europe, and New York City. He has been with Cerberus since 1999. Cerberus is a private equity company with $25 billion under management. Cerberus also has an asset-based lending company, Ableco Finance, which originates $5 billion of loans annually, and a $2 billion real estate fund, Cerberus Real Estate.

Quayle’s political career includes election to Congress in 1976, age 29; to the Senate in 1980, age 33; and Vice President of the United States in 1988, age 41. He served as the 44th vice president under President George Herbert Walker Bush.

Prior to joining Cerberus and after his vice presidency, Quayle authored three books: Standing Firm, a vice-presidential memoir that was on the NY Times bestseller list for 15 weeks; The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong; and Worth Fighting For.

He has been an active international public speaker on the lecture circuit, and he has served on many boards, both private and public. He established and sold an insurance business in Indiana. For two years he was a distinguished visiting professor of international studies at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in 1969 and a juris doctor degree from Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis in 1974. He lives with his wife, Marilyn, and they are both involved with several charity activities, especially those helping military families. They have three grown children Tucker, Ben and Corinne, as well as four grandchildren. Their son, Ben, was elected to Congress in 2010.