Commencement 2024

Guest Speakers and Honorary Doctorate Recipients

The following alumni and friends of the university will be part of this year’s commencement celebrations, serving as guest speakers at each ceremony. All messages and Honorary Doctorate addresses will be added to the site after the ceremonies.

Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Brian Jaramillo

Brian Jaramillo

('87, construction engineering technology)

Chief Operating Officer, Tilden-Coil Constructors

Guest Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipient for the College of Engineering

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L: Ruth Singelyn, R: David Singelyn

David and Ruth Singelyn

David Singelyn
('84, accounting and computer information systems)

Ruth Singelyn
('84, computer information systems)

Distinguished Alumni and Philanthropists

Guest Speakers and Honorary Doctorate Recipients for the College of Business Administration

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Guest Speakers

Lauren Bricker

Dr. Lauren Bricker

Professor of Architecture
Guest speaker for the College of Environmental Design
Fiona Ma

Fiona Ma

California State Treasurer
Guest speaker for the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture
Dr. Elli Menounou

Dr. Elli Menounou

Professor in Political Science 
Guest speaker for the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Dr. Julian Rodriguez

Dr. Julian Rodriguez

(’17, Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership)
Superintendent, Southern California Regional Occupational Center
Guest speaker for the College of Education and Integrative Studies
Paul Tchen

Paul Tchen

(’90, Hospitality Management)
Director, Abbeymei Limited 
Guest speaker for the Collins College of Hospitality Management