Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, has confirmed that she will deliver the Commencement address at Wake Forest University on Monday, May 19.
A Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators provided input on the speaker selection process. On Thursday, Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch re-affirmed the University’s invitation to her.
“I cannot think of a better message for the Class of 2014 than that of resilience,” said President Nathan Hatch. “Jill Abramson’s accomplishments speak for themselves, and I am confident she will have an inspiring and timely message for our graduates.”
The University will be live-streaming Commencement 2014 here.