Fall 2017 Commencement
President Sylvia Burwell's Charge to Graduates
Commencement Speaker: Hon. David S. Ferriero
2017 Fall Keynote Speaker DAVID S. FERRIERO, United States Archivist
David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. Created in 1934, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is responsible for preserving and providing access to the records of the U.S. Government. NARA has 43 facilities across the country, including 14 Presidential Libraries, containing approximately 13 billion pages of textual records; 42 million photographs; miles and miles of film and video, and an ever increasing number of electronic records.
Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries and held top library positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University.
Mr. Ferriero earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from Northeastern University and a master's degree from the Simmons College of Library and Information Science. Mr. Ferriero served as a Navy hospital corpsman in Vietnam.
Graduate Speaker: Stephanie L. Block
Undergraduate Speaker: Cody Louis Cohen