Winter commencement ceremonies for the University of Michigan-Dearborn class of 2015 will be held Sunday, April 26. The College of Business, College of Education, Health, and Human Services and the College of Engineering and Computer Science will hold its ceremony at
10 a.m. The College of Arts, Sciences and Letters’ ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place in the Fieldhouse.
Timothy Leuliette will give the keynote address for the morning ceremony. Leuliette is the president and CEO of the Visteon Corporation. He has been in the leadership of such corporations as automotive supplier DURA, Japanese auto parts manufacturer Asahi Tec Corp., Penske Corp. and Metaldyne Corp., a company he co-founded. He is also a past chairman of the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Leuliette was named UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science Alumnus of the Year in 1993. He also received the Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award in 2013. He studied mechanical engineering as an undergraduate at UM-Dearborn, and business administration at U of M’s Ross School of Business.
Student Haleigh Sluschewski, alumnus Esteban Cabello and Associate Professor Bruce Maxim will also speak during the morning ceremony.
CASL’s commencement keynote will be delivered by City Year co-founder and CEO Michael Brown.
City Year sends AmeriCorps volunteers to serve for one year in low-performing schools across the country. Volunteers serve as full-time tutors, mentors and role models for students, working to increase the graduation rate in urban communities in 25 cities.
Brown was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report, Executive of the Year and one of the Power and Influence Top 50 by the Nonprofit Times. He was a recipient of the Reebok Human Rights Award.
Brown served as a legislative assistant to Congressman Leon Panetta and clerk to Federal Judge Stephen Breyer.
He was a graduate of Harvard College and Law School and served as editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Additional remarks will be provided by student Benita Robinson, alumna Wendy Alton and Associate Professor Jorge Gonzalez del Pozo.
UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little and Provost Kate Davy will also provide commencement speeches.
Entrance to commence events is restricted to ticket holders.