The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, 18 th  U.S. Secretary of Transportation and the first Asian American woman to be appointed to a U.S. President’s Cabinet, will deliver the Commencement address to 786 graduating seniors, their families and friends at Commencement Saturday, May 19, and will receive an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree. Honorary degrees will also be awarded to Jonathan D. Fain, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Teknor Apex Company (Honorary Doctor of Business Administration), and Beverly E. Ledbetter,  Vice President and General Counsel for Brown University (Honorary Doctor of Laws).

On May 17, the Graduate Programs Commencement address will be delivered to 128 graduates, their families and friends by Sandra Glaser Parrillo,  President and Chief Executive Officer at Providence Mutual Insurance. She will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration.

Learn more about the speakers and honorary degree recipients here.