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Call for Nominations: 2025 Commencement Speaker

April 10, 2024

To: The Campus Community
From: Shayna Chabner, Chief Communications Officer

As our community prepares for the 130th Commencement ceremony this June, when we will welcome NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang to campus as our distinguished speaker, I write to invite members of the community to submit nominations for future years' speakers. With this information in hand, the Institute's leadership will work to identify and secure speaker commitments for 2025 and the following years. The deadline for all nominations is May 15, 2024.

A Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee is established annually to review the community's nominations and to prepare a short list of names for final consideration by President Rosenbaum. The committee to review the community's nominations comprises faculty members, graduate student and undergraduate student representatives from the graduating classes of 2025 and 2026, and myself. 

As in years past, the advisory committee will use the following guidelines to evaluate nominated speakers:

(1) The speaker should be a person of accomplishment with notable experience and influence.

(2) The speaker's expertise and experience should provide a thought-provoking perspective on issues of importance to the Institute and its graduating students.

(3) The speaker should be an individual who can speak well to a broad audience.

Please submit your Commencement speaker nomination(s), along with any comments (no more than 100 words each), via this online form by May 15 for the committee's review.

Thank you.