Hauser to address UW-Stevens Point graduates
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – An alumnus who had a 38-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) will address University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony on Dec. 14.
Dan Hauser will speak to nearly 600 graduates who have earned associate, bachelor, and master degrees. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in the UW-Stevens Point Multi-Activity Center in Marshfield Clinic Health System Champions Hall, 2050 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point.
The student speaker will be Anika Neela, a computer information systems graduate from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Chancellor Bernie Patterson will preside over the ceremonies, give the welcome, and charge to the graduates. An alumni pin ceremony will be led by Judith Carlson, ’63, and her daughter, Kathryn Carlson, ’10.
Dan Hauser is a 1977 graduate of UW-Stevens Point and a Distinguished Alumni Award winner. As executive vice president of Palace Sports & Entertainment, he led the Partnership division of the Detroit Pistons NBA team and three additional venues. His time with Palace Sports was highlighted by recognition for leading the nation in sponsorship revenue for major market amphitheaters. During his tenure, the company also experienced three NBA championships with the Pistons, one National Hockey League Stanley Cup championship with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and three WNBA championships with the Detroit Shock.
Hauser also worked for the Philadelphia 76ers for four years.