Commencement Speakers Announced: Claremont Graduate U, Fairfield, LSU, Michigan Tech, Mount Saint Mary's, Ohio Dominican, Saint Xavier, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Springfield, St. John Fisher, Thiel

April 20, 2015

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

  • Claremont Graduate University: Mukesh Aghi, president of the U.S.-India Business Council.
  • Fairfield University: The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, author and editor; and the Rev. Greg Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries.
  • Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge: John Elstrott, board chair of Whole Foods Market.
  • Michigan Technological University: ,Susan Skochelak, group vice president for medical education at the American Medical Association.
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles: Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
  • Ohio Dominican University: Ohio Governor John R. Kasich.
  • Saint Xavier University: Ana Dutra, president and CEO of Executives’ Club of Chicago; James Reynolds, Jr., founder and CEO of Loop Capital; and Jason Canner, physician and head of pediatric hematology/oncology at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital.
  • San Jose State University: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
  • Santa Clara University: The Rev. James Martin, editor at large of America Magazine.
  • Springfield College: Andrew Seligsohn, president of Campus Compact, and Ann Hope, a research associate at Trinity College Dublin.
  • St. John Fisher College: Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City.
  • Thiel College: Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.


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