The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2012:
- Central Community College of Nebraska: James R. Young, Chairman, president and CEO of Union Pacific Corporation.
- Salem College:  Jo Luck, former president and CEO of Heifer International, which works to combat poverty.
- St. Norbert College:  Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago.
- University of Virginia:  Katie Couric, the broadcaster.