April 18, 2012
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2012:
- Agnes Scott College: Kay Krill, president and chief executive officer of ANN INC., parent company of Ann Taylor and LOFT.
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: David Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.
- Central Penn College: Hasu P. Shah, founder and chairman of Hersha Hospitality Trust.
- Dickinson College: David Petraeus, director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Dominican University: Georgie Anne Geyer, foreign correspondent and syndicated columnist, and Newt Minow, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
- High Point University: Laura Bush, former first lady of the United States.
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Lynda Young, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society (Boston campus) and Patrick Hughes, president and CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan (Worcester campus).
- Niagara County Community College: Wes Moore, a youth advocate, author, Army combat veteran and the host of "Beyond Belief" on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
- Northampton Community College (Pennsylvania): Arthur L. Scott, president of the college.
- Roger Williams University: Madeleine Albright, the former U.S. secretary of state.
- University of California at Merced: Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante of California.
- University of Massachusetts at Lowell: Ken Salazar, the U.S. secretary of the interior.
- University of New England: U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree.
- University of Richmond: Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia.
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