Commencement Speakers Announced: Chandler-Gilbert CC, Davis & Elkins, Georgia State, Manhattan, Montgomery County CC, Mount St. Mary's, New York Interior Design, Otterbein, Saint Anthony Nursing, Shaw, Thomas, U California Berkeley

May 1, 2015

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

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Felicia Ganther, associate vice chancellor for student affairs at Maricopa Community Colleges.
  • Davis & Elkins College: Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges.
  • Georgia State University: Jonathan Safran Foer, the author.
  • Manhattan College: David J. O’Brien, professor emeritus of history and Catholic studies at the College of the Holy Cross.
  • Montgomery County Community College, in Pennsylvania: Lynn Utter, a business leader who served most recently as president and chief operating officer of Knoll, Inc.
  • Mount St. Mary's University, in Maryland: R. James Nicholson, former U.S. secretary of veterans affairs.
  • New York School of Interior Design: Trisha Wilson, chair and CEO of Wilson-RED.
  • Otterbein University:  Stephen D. Steinour, president and chief executive officer of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.
  • Saint Anthony College of Nursing: Michael Bleich, president and Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis.
  • Shaw University: U.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield.
  • Thomas College, in Maine: William Alfond, a businessman and philanthropist.
  • University of California at Berkeley: Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce.




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