April 11, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:
- Arizona State University: Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America.
- Augustana College: Paul Olsen, professor of English and the head men’s cross-country and track and field coach at Augustana.
- Bard College Simon’s Rock: Paul Krugman, the economist and columnist for The New York Times.
- Bennett College: LaShawne Holland, a wealth management expert.
- Creighton University: the Reverent James Martin, the Jesuit writer.
- Franklin & Marshall College: Pennsylvania Governor Thomas W. Wolf.
- Georgian Court University: John R. Garbarino, chairman of OceanFirst Foundation; and John K. Lloyd, president and CEO of Meridian Health System.
- Jackson State University: Michelle Obama, the first lady.
- Rutgers University at Newark: Wendell Pierce, the actor.
- University of Montana Western: Nathan Boll, the Mirzayan Graduate Fellow to the Space Studies Board at the National Academy of Sciences.
- University of San Diego: Ron Fowler, executive chair and co-owner of the San Diego Padres.
- Wellesley College: Lulu Chow Wang, the investor and philanthropist.
- York County Community College: Donato J. Tramuto, CEO of Healthways Inc. and founder of Physicians Interactive Holdings.
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