Commencement Speakers Announced: Albright, Cal State Dominguez Hills, College of Lake County, College of Saint Rose, CUNY Graduate Center, Ithaca, Luther, Massachusetts Psychology, Northern Essex CC, Notre Dame Maryland, Rider, Soka, Utica

May 13, 2013

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2013:

  • Albright College: Pennsylvania State Senator Edwin B. (Ted) Erickson III.
  • California State University at Dominguez Hills: Congresswoman Janice Hahn; California State Controller John Chiang; Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy; Sam Enriquez, senior editor at The Wall Street Journal; Nancy Carlson, CEO of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro.
  • City University of New York Graduate Center: David Nasaw, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Distinguished Professor of History at the center.
  • College of Lake County: Dean DeBiase, entrepreneur and chair of Reboot Partners, Inc.
  • College of Saint Rose: James Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corporation.
  • Ithaca College: David Boreanaz, the actor.
  • Luther College: Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International Inc.
  • Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology: Representative Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois.
  • Northern Essex Community College: Carmen Ortiz, U.S. attorney in Massachusetts.
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University: Kathleen Koch, the author.
  • Rider University: John H. Martinson, founder of the Martinson Family Foundation; and George A. Pruitt, president of Thomas Edison State College.
  • Soka University of America: Herbie Hancock, the jazz musician.
  • Utica College: Eugene H. Robinson, the journalist.



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