April 18, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:
- Cazenovia College: Michelle Cooper, who has managed real estate initiatives within the corporate, retail, institutional and health care sectors.
- Eastern University: Christopher G. Smith, a composer and playwright.
- Felician University: John E. Sexton, former president of New York University; and Philip D. Murphy, former U.S. ambassador to Germany.
- Fitchburg State University: Barbara A. Wilson, co-founder and president of Wilson Language Training.
- Hilbert College: The Reverend Richard Malone, bishop of Buffalo, N.Y.
- McDaniel College: James Bell, founder and executive director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute.
- Mount Saint Mary's University, in California: Lucy Jones, the seismologist.
- Rutgers University at New Brunswick: President Barack Obama.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Jeff Huber, CEO of Grail.
- University of Rhode Island: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
- Wake Forest University: Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core.
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