May 3, 2010
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers:
- Augsburg College: Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
- Foothill-De Anza Community College District: U.S. Secretary of Education (in separate addresses at the system's two campuses).
- Hilbert College: Bishop Edward U. Kmiec of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
- Johnson C. Smith University: Condoleezza Rice, the former U.S. secretary of state.
- Lawrence University: Thomas Steitz, 2009 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry and Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University.
- Lesley University: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
- Mount Ida College: Carol J. Matteson, who is retiring as president of the college.
- Northeastern Illinois University: Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights, Department of Justice.
- San Francisco State University: Lateefah Simon, the civil rights activist.
- Utica College: Ray Suarez, a journalist with PBS.
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