May 6, 2013
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2013:
- American University of Nigeria: Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the journalist and author.
- Arkansas State University: Bill Carter, the music producer and lawyer.
- Boston University: Wendy Kopp, founder and board chair of Teach for America.
- Coker College: Ted Shaker, owner and managing partner of Mercury Media.
- Estrella Mountain Community College: David Rousseau, president of the Salt River Project.
- Fairleigh Dickinson University: Jody Williams, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines.
- New College of Florida: Judge Charles E. Williams of the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
- New Jersey Institute of Technology: Carlos Dominguez, senior vice president of Cisco.
- Portland State University: Richard A. Tapia, Maxfield-Oshman Professor of Engineering at Rice University.
- St. John’s College, in Maryland: James Schamus, CEO of Focus Features and professor of professional practice at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
- University of Hartford: Christopher M. Dadlez, president and CEO of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Bernard Cornwell, a British author of historical novels.
- University of La Verne: Tommy Lasorda, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Joe Trippi, the political consultant.
- University of Toledo: Sandra Pianalto, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and Jeff Wadsworth, president and CEO of the Battelle Memorial Institute.
- Wheaton College, in Massachusetts: Nancy Gertner, a former U.S. federal judge.
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