Commencement Speakers Announced: Antioch New England, Arizona State, Grove City, Lehman, Manhattanville, Marist, Merrimack, School of Museum of Fine Arts, St. John's

May 11, 2015

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

  • Antioch University New England: Stephen Reno, executive director of Leadership New Hampshire and former chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire.
  • Arizona State University: John Seely Brown, a visiting scholar and adviser to the provost at the University of Southern California.
  • Grove City College: Frank Wolf, former U.S. representative.
  • Lehman College of City University of New York: Rubén Diaz Jr., Bronx borough president.
  • Manhattanville College: Don Callahan, head of operations & technology at Citi; and Carmen Fariña, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education.
  • Marist College: Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour co-anchor; Al Hunt, Bloomberg columnist; and Alvin Patrick, a producer at CBS News.
  • Merrimack College: Chris Matthews, the television journalist; and Geoffrey Canada, the education reformer.
  • Mohawk Valley Community College: Anthony J. Picente Jr., Oneida County executive.
  • School of Museum of Fine Arts of Boston: Jordan Kretchmer, founder and CEO of Livefyre.
  • St. John's College, in Maryland: Jonathan Tuck, a tutor emeritus at the college.


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