March 3, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
- Centre College: Crit Luallen, lieutenant governor of Kentucky.
- College of the Holy Cross: Bryan A. Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
- Dickinson College: Ian McEwan, the writer.
- George Washington University: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
- Harvard University: Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts.
- Loyola University Maryland: Nicholas Burns, professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
- Norwich University: Former Senator Elizabeth Dole.
- Oglethorpe University: Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Richard Garner, an Atlanta arts leader.
- Sarah Lawrence College: Anthony Appiah, a professor of philosophy and law at New York University.
- Smith College: Juliet García, executive director of the University of Texas Americas Institute and former president of the University of Texas at Brownsville.
- University of Southern California: Mellody Hobson, president of the money management firm Ariel Investments.
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