Commencement Speakers Announced: Claremont Theology, Fordham, Holy Names, Loras, Mount Ida, Randolph, RISD, Southwestern, St. Edward's, U. of Puget Sound, Ursinus

March 19, 2012

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2012:

  • Claremont School of Theology: Bill McKibben, the climate change activist.
  • Fordham University: John Brennan, the Obama administration's deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security.
  • Holy Names University: Gwen Ifill, moderator of the PBS show "Washington Week in Review."
  • Loras College: Kevin White, vice president and director of athletics at Duke University.
  • Mount Ida College: Senator John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat.
  • Randolph College: Josiah Bunting III, president of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
  • Rhode Island School of Design: Wang Shu, the architect.
  • Southwestern University, in Texas: Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia.
  • St. Edward's University: Sonia Picado Sotela, chair of the United Nations Advisory Board on Human Security and president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.
  • University of Puget Sound: Jane Lubchenco, marine ecologist who is head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Ursinus College: Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.



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