April 13, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:
- Berkeley College: Mildred García, president of California State University at Fullerton.
- Carroll University: Ricardo Diaz, executive director of the United Community Center in Milwaukee.
- Claremont Graduate University: Tim Brown, CEO and president of IDEO.
- College of Charleston: U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James; Michael Luttig, executive vice president of the Boeing Company; and Mike Couick, president and CEO of the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina.
- Hiram College: Jan Hopkins, former CNN news anchor.
- Hollins University: Ann Compton, the journalist.
- Johnson C. Smith University: Oprah Winfrey, the media giant.
- Lawrence University: Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
- Merrimack College: Barbara Pierce Bush, founder of Global Health Corps; and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
- Otterbein University: Donna James, managing director of Lardon & Associates.
- St. Edward’s University: Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges.
- University of Connecticut: France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation; Judge Christopher F. Droney and others.
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Reshma Saujani, founder and president of Girls Who Code; and France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation.
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