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Former White House aide to discuss her career

A SUNY Buffalo State graduate who became the first woman to serve as White House deputy chief of staff will return to talk about her career at 7 p.m. next Wednesday in the Burchfield Penny Art Center’s Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium.

Brooklyn native Evelyn Lieberman, Class of 1966, was a key adviser to President Bill Clinton and Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. She also was assistant to the chief of staff in the Office of First Lady Hillary Clinton and later was adviser to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Lieberman taught high school English for four years in Hicksville, L.I., before moving to Washington, D.C., where she became a librarian at Georgetown University, held a succession of public relations posts with advocacy agencies and was press secretary to then-Sen. Joe Biden.

Currently, she is director of communications and external affairs for the Smithsonian Institution. She received an honorary doctorate from Buff State in 2014. Her talk, part of the Paul G. Bulger Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.