Past Speakers

Patricia Moore, prestigious designer and gerontologist, addressed the crowd at the Gordon Field House during RIT's annual commencement ceremony on May 10, 2024.

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RIT Commencement Speaker 2024 Dr. Patricia Moore

Past Speakers

Thomas Zurbuchen
Former Associate Administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate
2023 Commencement Speaker

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Kimberly Bryant
Founder and CEO, Black Girls CODE
2022 Commencement Speaker

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Eric Avar
Vice President and Creative Guide of Innovation Design, Nike
2021 Commencement Speaker

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Jody Olsen
Peace Corps Director
2020 Commencement Speaker

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John Seely Brown
Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corp. and Director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
2019 Commencement Speaker

Tom Wheeler Headshot

Tom Wheeler
Former Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Businessman and Author
2018 Commencement Speaker

Austin McChord Headshot

Austin McChord
Founder and CEO, Datto
2017 Commencement Speaker

France A. Cordova Headshot

France A. Cordova
14th Director of the National Science Foundation
2016 Commencement Speaker

Charles F. Bolden Jr. Headshot

Charles F. Bolden Jr.
12th NASA Administrator
2015 Commencement Speaker

William Daniel Phillips Headshot

William Daniel Phillips
2014 Commencement Speaker

Alex Kipman

Alex Kipman
Microsoft Engineer
2013 Commencement Speaker

Bill Nye Headshot

Bill Nye
Science Educator
2012 Commencement Speaker

Brian L. Hinman Headshot

Brian L. Hinman
Entrepreneur and Inventor
2011 Commencement Speaker

Bob Schieffer Headshot

Bob Schieffer
Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News
2010 Commencement Speaker

Ursula Burns Headshot

Ursula Burns
President of Xerox Corp
2009 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Stanley Mckenzie Headshot

Dr. Stanley Mckenzie
Former RIT Provost
2008 Commencement Speaker

William Jefferson Clinton Headshot

William Jefferson Clinton
42nd President of the United States
2007 Commencement Speaker

Dean Kamen Headshot

Dean Kamen
Entrepreneur and Inventor of Segway
2006 Commencement Speaker

Senator Daniel Inouye Headshot

Senator Daniel Inouye
Senator of Hawaii
2005 Commencement Speaker

Anne M. Mulcahy Headshot

Anne M. Mulcahy
Chairman & CEO Xerox Corporation
2004 Commencement Speaker

Senator Charles Schumer Headshot

Senator Charles Schumer
Senator of New York
2003 Commencement Speaker

George Tenet Headshot

George Tenet
Director, Central Intelligence Agency
2002 Commencement Speaker