Commencement Speakers Announced: Al Akhawayn U., Colorado Technical, Governors State, Hostos CC, Hudson County CC, John Jay, Monroe CC, St. Catherine

May 24, 2013

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

  • Al Akhawayn University, in Morocco: Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and former president of the College Board.
  • Colorado Technical University: Margaret Spellings, the former U.S. secretary of education.
  • Governors State University: Maria Hinojosa, a journalist at NPR and WGBH.
  • Hostos Community College: Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education.
  • Hudson County Community College: J. Noah Brown, president of the Association of Community College Trustees.
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York: Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, co-founders of the Innocence Project.
  • Monroe Community College: Cerri A. Banks, vice president of student affairs and dean of Mount Holyoke College.
  • St. Catherine University, in Minnesota: Joan Kuzma Costello, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Inver Hills Community College, and Lorie Skjerven Gildea, chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.




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