February 3, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
- Claremont McKenna College: Azar Nafisi, the author.
- Duke University: Paul Farmer, the humanitarian who founded Partners in Health.
- Jacksonville University: Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Megan Smith, chief technology officer of the United States and an assistant to President Obama.
- Monmouth College, in Illinois: General John R. Allen, special presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.
- Stanford University: Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent for NBC News.
- Tulane University: Maya Rudolph, the actress.
- University of Houston: Matthew McConaughey, the actor.
- University of Utah: U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald.
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