March 15, 2013
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2013:
- College of New Rochelle: Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group.
- Le Moyne College: Nancy E. Cantor, chancellor and president of Syracuse University.
- Michigan Technological University: David Barnes, program director for IBM's Emerging Technologies Group.
- Montclair State University: S. Epatha Merkerson, the actress.
- Ohio University: Andrew Alexander, the Scripps Howard Distinguished Visiting Professional in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at the university.
- Regis College, in Massachusetts: Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Boston.
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Anna Deavere Smith, the actress and playwright.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Shahid Khan, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist.
- University of the South: David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times.
- Warren Wilson College: Joseph Bathanti, North Carolina poet laureate.
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