The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
- Catholic University of America: Philip Rivers, quarterback of the San Diego Chargers.
- Fisher College: Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, who became heroes during the Boston Marathon tragedy when Arredondo helped save Bauman’s life by wrapping a makeshift tourniquet around his leg and wheeling him to safety.
- Loyola University Maryland: Mark K. Shriver, senior vice president for strategic initiatives and senior advisor to the CEO of Save the Children.
- St. Mary's College of Maryland: Gwen Ifill, the PBS news anchor.
- Scripps College: Nonie Creme, who helped found Butter London, a beauty product brand.
- University of California at Merced: Kristina Johnson, CEO of Enduring Hydro LLC,, and Merced County Superior Court Judge Paul C. Lo.
- University of the Pacific: Edward E. Whitacre Jr., the former CEO of AT&T and GM.