Breadcrumbs

Commencement Ceremony 2016

Processional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar
(Students and audience are asked to remain seated during the processional)
Lynn Fisher, Grand Marshal*
Platform Party
Faculty

Musical Selections

Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
Illinois, Illinois by Archibald Johnson/Charles Chamberlin
Performed by Denise Yates, 1996 and 1998 Alumna

Opening Remarks

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor

Greetings from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees

Karen Hasara, Trustee, 1972 and 1992 Alumna

Greetings from the President

Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois

Introduction of Commencement Speaker

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor

Commencement Address

Donna K. Sollenberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, The Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch, 1971 and 1974 Alumna

Introduction of Student Commencement Speaker

Clarice Ford, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Remarks to Fellow Graduates

Robyn Nicole Crutchfield, Class of 2016

Presentation of Doctoral Degree Candidate

Lynn Pardie, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Doctoral Degree

Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois

Presentation of Master’s Degree Candidates

Lynn Pardie, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Master’s Degrees

Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois

Presentation of Bachelor’s Degree Candidates

Lynn Pardie, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Bachelor’s Degrees

Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois

Presentation of Graduates

(See “Student Walk Order” section in the Commencement Program for the sequence in which students will walk across the stage) **
College of Business and Management
College of Education and Human Services
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Public Affairs and Administration

Closing Remarks

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor

Recessional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar
(Students and audience are asked to remain seated during the recessional)
Lynn Fisher, Grand Marshal*
Platform Party
Faculty

* Grand Marshal is an honorary title conferred each year on a professor by vote of the UIS faculty.
** Graduates’ names are read by Brian Mackey, NPR Illinois Statehouse Reporter, Apeksha Mallipeddi, ITTA Application Programmer, and Tim Schweizer, Public Service Administrator, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.