Commencement Speakers Announced: Adelphi, Arizona State, Dartmouth, Dominican, Goucher, Hudson County CC, Indiana Wesleyan, LaGrange, Marlboro, Marymount, Miami Dade, Michigan Tech, Mount Aloysius, Nova Southeastern, SUNY Cobleskill

April 30, 2014

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

  • Adelphi University: Jeh Charles Johnson, the secretary of homeland security.
  • Arizona State University: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
  • Dartmouth College: Shonda Rhimes, the television writer and producer.
  • Dominican University, in Illinois: Julieanna L. Richardson, founder and executive director of the History Makers.
  • Goucher College: Susan Eisenhower, the international affairs consultant.
  • Hudson County Community College: Rod A. Risley, executive director and chief executive officer of Phi Theta Kappa.
  • Indiana Wesleyan University: John Isch, a cardiac surgeon and Christian leader in the Indianapolis area.
  • LaGrange College: Author and environmentalist Janisse Ray.
  • Marlboro College: Andrew Delbanco, the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.
  • Marymount University, in Virginia: Kevin A. Plank, CEO of Under Armor.
  • Miami Dade College: J.B. Milliken, incoming chancellor of the City University of New York; Vice President Biden; John Sexton, president of New York University; Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation; and Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University.
  • Michigan Technological University: Leland D. Melvin, former astronaut and associate administrator for education at National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Mount Aloysius College: David Shribman, executive editor of The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette; and Cindy Skrzycki, a columnist and a senior lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Nova Southeastern University: Will A. Gunn, general counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Chesley B. Sullenberger, III, the pilot who led an emergency landing in the Hudson River in 2009.
  • State University of New York at Cobleskill: Judith St. Leger, director of veterinary pathology and research at SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.



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