Clipper Founder & CEO Lina Hu Meets President Obama!

Lina Hu, Clipper Corporation's Founder and CEO, joined the other members of Hampton University's Board of Trustees for their annual Commencement in Virginia on May 9th, 2010. What was unique and meaningful about the commencement this year was its guest speaker, President Barack Obama, whom Hu was honored and overjoyed to meet.

Hu has been a member of the Hampton University's Board of Trustees since 2008 and noted, "It is an honor to be a member of such a prestigious organization and to have the privilege of meeting our President." As a female, minority business owner, Hu recognizes the importance of Hampton's egalitarian educational opportunities.

Hampton's President, Dr. William R. Harvey, requested President Obama speak at the Commencement to celebrate the graduates of the privately endowed, non-profit, non-sectarian and historically black University. Dr. Harvey describes the University as, "A dynamic, progressive institution of higher education-dedicated to the promotion of learning." For more information visit

The University's Board of Trustees began with the first inception of its Alumni Association in 1878. Previous fromer Trustess include John D. Rockefeller, of Standard Oil; William Ellinghaus, President of AT&T; Margaret Mead, the famed anthropologist; Roger Enrico, Chairman and CEO of Pepsi Cola and William Howard Taft, when he was President of the United States. Current Trustees include Dr. William R. Harvey, President of Hampton University; The Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore, U.S. District Court Judge (Southern Texas); Wesley A. Coleman, formerly of the Walt Disney Company and Lina Hu, Chairman/CEO of Clipper Corporation - a premier, global provider of cookware, apparel and supply solutions for over 16 years.