Graduation Speakers

Graduation speaker details for the Graduate Ceremony can be found here.

Graduation speaker details for the Undergraduate Ceremony can be found here.

Past Graduation Speakers

YearStudent SpeakerGuest Speaker
2023Noelle Fleury
Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Thomas H. Zurbuchen
Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA
2022Khalif O. Adegeye
Mechanical Engineering
Martha E. Pollack
President and Professor, Cornell University
2019Bassel Salka
Industrial and Operations Engineering

Patricia K. Poppe
President and Chief Executive Officer, CMS Energy Corporation and Consumers Energy Company 

2018Chloe Henderson
Mechanical Engineering

Eric K. Fanning
President and CEO, The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)


Bruce Cousin
Aerospace Engineering

Wanda Austin
Former President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation

Ryan Moody
Chemical Engineering

Dean Drako
Founder, President and CEO, Eagle Eye Networks, IC Manage and Drako Motors


Hema Karunakaram
Environmental Engineering

Richard Sheridan
CEO and Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations


Jenna Bertke
Industrial and Operations Engineering

Crystal E. Ashby
Senior Vice President, Strategic University Relationships BP America Inc.


Sita Syal
Chemical Engineering

W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of The Boeing Company

2012Daniel Silver
Industrial and Operations Engineering
Steve Mollenkopf
President and CEO, Qualcomm

Jordan Klein
Biomedical Engineering

Cindy Padnos
Founding and Managing Director, Illuminate Ventures


Chiao-Yang “Danny” Hsiao
Chemical Engineering

C. Robert Kidder
Chairman, Chrysler
Chairman and CEO 3Stone Advisors LLC
2009Courtenay M. Holscher
Biomedical Engineering

Keith W. Cooley
CEO, NextEnergy