Commencement Speaker

As announced by The Record:

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will deliver the Spring Commencement address for the Ann Arbor campus May 3 at Michigan Stadium.

Barra, who became the first female CEO of a major automaker on Jan. 15, will receive an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree.

She is one of six individuals recommended for honorary degrees who will be considered by the Board of Regents at its meeting March 20 on the Ann Arbor campus. The others are:

  • Dr. James L. Curtis, U-M alumnus, psychiatrist, champion of social justice and philanthropist, Doctor of Science.
  • Adele Goldberg, U-M alumna, computer scientist and entrepreneur, Doctor of Science.
  • Daniel Okrent, U-M alumnus, author, editor, journalist and cultural historian, Doctor of Humane Letters. He will be speaking at University Graduate Exercises.
  • Marshall Weinberg, U-M alumnus businessman, humanitarian and philanthropist, Doctor of Laws.

Read more about the honorary degree recipients in The Record  article.