Commencement Speakers Announced: Centenary, Florida A&M, High Point, Longwood, Lycoming, Miami Dade, Monmouth, Muhlenberg, NJIT, Salt Lake CC, Suffolk, U of North Georgia, U of St. Thomas

April 27, 2016

The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:

  • Centenary College, in New Jersey: Raymond W. Kelly, former commissioner of the New York City Police Department.
  • Florida A&M University: John B. King Jr., U.S. secretary of education; and Adam H. Putnam, former U.S. representative and Florida commissioner of agriculture.
  • High Point University: Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state.
  • Longwood University: Dan Balz, chief political correspondent at The Washington Post.
  • Lycoming College: Rafael Moreno Valle, governor of the Mexican state of Puebla.
  • Miami Dade College: Julián Castro, U.S. secretary of housing and urban development.
  • Monmouth College: Jon Meacham, the historian.
  • Muhlenberg College: Charles Ogletree, a professor of law at Harvard University.
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology: Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and one of those whose research led to the development of the Internet.
  • Salt Lake Community College: Gretchen W. McClain, a business leader and corporate board member.
  • Suffolk University: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; and others.
  • University of North Georgia: State Representative Lee Hawkins; State Senator Butch Miller; and others.
  • University of St. Thomas, in Minnesota: U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; and others.


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