Congratulations and a big thank you to Richard E. Wiley! In recognition of his contributions to communications policy and the Quello Center, Dick will receive the College of Communication Arts and Sciences Honorary Alumni Award on Friday, October 23, 2020. The virtual ceremony will start at 6 PM and will be streamed on Facebook Live.
In 1983, Richard E. Wiley co-founded Wiley Rein, L.L.P., a Washington, D.C. law firm with the largest communications practice in the United States. He served as Chairman, Commissioner and General Counsel for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1970-1977. Between 1987 and 1995, he chaired the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, which was instrumental in the transition to digital television in the United States. In addition, he served as President, Federal Bar Association (1976-1977) and Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) (1986-1987).
Dick has served as a member of the Quello Center Advisory Board since its establishment. During these years, he tirelessly supported the research and outreach mission of the Center. His deep knowledge of the communications industries, communications law, and the intricacies of communications policymaking have been an invaluable asset to the Center. See quello.msu.edu for more details.