Commencement Speakers Announced: Bloomfield, Brown, International Technological, Kalamazoo, Kingsborough CC, Northern Virginia CC, Reed, Rhodes, Trinity (Connecticut), U of Scranton

May 13, 2015

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

  • Bloomfield College: Robert Unanue, president of Goya Foods.
  • Brown University: Robert Corrigan, former president of San Francisco State University.
  • International Technological University: Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora.
  • Kalamazoo College: David Finkel, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The Good Soldiers and Thank You for Your Service.
  • Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York: Dennis Walcott, former New York City schools chancellor.
  • Northern Virginia Community College: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe; and Stacey Ocander, dean of health and public services at Metropolitan Community College, in Nebraska, and president of the National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges.
  • Reed College: Kathleen Saadat, an advocate in Portland for economic justice and equal rights.
  • Rhodes College: U.S. Senator Robert P. Corker.
  • Trinity College, in Connecticut: Reverend James Morris Lawson Jr., the civil rights leader.
  • University of Scranton: The Reverend Scott R. Pilarz, the former president of the University of Scranton and current president of Georgetown Prep; and James Cummings, director at the Department of Defense’s Global Emerging Infection Surveillance and Response Systems.


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