Commencement Speakers Announced: Colgate, Columbus State, Dickinson, Harper, Iona, Lakeland, Northwestern (Iowa), Ripon, Sarah Lawrence, Simmons, U. of Pennsylvania, U. of Rochester, Warren Wilson, Winthrop

March 11, 2014

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:

  • Colgate University: Gloria Borger, chief political analyst for CNN.
  • Columbus State University: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, a Republican.
  • Dickinson College: Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state.
  • Harper College: U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.
  • Iona College: The Rev. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York.
  • Lakeland College: Jeffrey Selingo, a contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and professor of practice at Arizona State University.
  • Northwestern College (Iowa): on James Bultman, former president of Hope College and Northwestern College.
  • Ripon College: David Plotz and Hanna Rosin, both journalists from Slate.
  • Sarah Lawrence College: Fareed Zakaria, a host for CNN’ and editor-at-large of Time.
  • Simmons College: Billie Jean King, the tennis star.
  • University of Pennsylvania: John Legend, the Grammy Award-winning soul artist and philanthropist.
  • University of Rochester: Chris Matthews, political news commentator and author.
  • Warren Wilson College: Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s long-running “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me,”
  • Winthrop University: Cece Stewart, president of U.S. consumer and commercial banking for Citigroup.




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