Commencement Speakers

Salem State University today announced the selection of a nationally recognized activist, advocate and reformer, a global reformer and communication strategist and the host of a nationally syndicated radio program on the law as its 2016 commencement speakers. 

Honorary degrees will be conferred on each speaker as well as on three additional recipients.

School of Graduate Studies

Thursday, May 19, 4 pm
Rockett Arena

Speaker and honorary degree recipient
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president, Children’s Defense Fund

College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education 

Saturday, May 21, 10 am
Rockett Arena

Speaker and honorary degree recipient
Micho Spring, president, Weber Shandwick-New England region, and chair of its global corporate practice

College of Health and Human Services and Bertolon School of Business 

Saturday, May 21, 3 pm
Rockett Arena

Speaker and honorary degree recipient 
Neil Chayet Esq., host, Looking at the Law