Commencement Speakers Announced: Cornerstone, Hamilton, Mary Baldwin, Montclair State, Ohio Northern, Ohio U., R.P.I., U. of the South, Wheelock

March 13, 2015

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:

  • Cornerstone University: Teresa Weatherall Neal, Grand Rapids Public Schools superintendent.
  • Hamilton College: Philip Murphy, former U.S. ambassador to Germany.
  • Mary Baldwin College: Christian Peele, director of stewardship and development for the Riverside Church, in Manhattan.
  • Montclair State University: Stuart Rabner, chief justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Ohio Northern University: Ohio State Senator Dave Burke; Keith Krach, chairman and C.E.O. of DocuSign; and Francey Hakes, C.E.O. of Francey Hakes Consulting.
  • Ohio University: Keith Wandell, president and chief executive officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc., and Samuel Crowl, Trustee Professor of English at Ohio University.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Admiral Michelle Howard, vice chief of Naval operations.
  • University of the South: Robert M. Gates, former U.S. secretary of defense and former president of Texas A&M University.
  • Wheelock College: Joyce Banda, former president of Malawi; and Lawrence O'Donnell, host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC.



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