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The commencement address is the speech given to the graduates at the commencement ceremony. It is often given by a politician, educator, or business leader.

Commencement Ceremony Speaker
August 1974 N/A Bevington Reed, Commissioner, Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System[1]
August 1975 N/A Bryce Jordan, President, UT Dallas[2]
December 1990 N/A Wilhelmina Ruth Delco, State Representative, District 50[3]
December 1991 Both Robert Krueger, Texas Railroad Commissioner[4]
May 1992 Both Hans Mark, Chancellor, UT System[5]
December 1992 Both Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN Retired[6]
May 1993 Both Humberto Hernandez, Consul General of Mexico[7]
December 1993 Both Henry E. Catto, Jr., US Ambassador to the United Kingdom[8]
May 1994 Both Lt. Gen. Marc A. Cisneros, Commander of Fifth US Army and Ft. Sam Houston[9]
December 1994 Both Thomas G. Loeffler, Member, UT System Board of Regents[10]
May 1995 Both Nelson W. Wolff, Mayor of San Antonio[11]
December 1995 Both Mary D. Roman, Judge of the 175th District Court[12]
May 1996 Both James B. Appleberry, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities[13]
December 1996 Both Kenneth H. Ashworth, Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board[14]
May 1997 Both Carlos Manuel Sada, Consul General of Mexico[15]
December 1997 Both Howard W. Peak, Mayor, San Antonio[16]
May 1998 Both Diana Lam, Superintendent, San Antonio Independent School District[17]
December 1998 Both Red McCombs, CEO, McCombs Enterprises[18]
May 1999 Both Joseph R. Krier, President and CEO, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; member, UT System Board of Regents[19]
December 1999 Both Edwin Dorn, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin[20]
May 2000 Both Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., Chairman and CEO, SBC Communications, Inc.[21]
December 2000 All 3 Norma V. Cantu, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education[22]
May 2001 1st Robert J. Rivard, Editor and Senior Vice President, San Antonio Express-News
2nd Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
3rd Jamie Axtell Rochelle, General Manager and CEO, City Public Service[23]
December 2001 1st Leticia Van de Putte, State Senator, District 26
2nd Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge
3rd James C. Mickey, President, Sprint PCS Southwest Region[24]
May 2002 1st Gale A. Norton, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
2nd Ed Garza, San Antonio Mayor
3rd Marian Sokol, Founder, Any Baby Can[25]
December 2002 1st William E. Morrow, CEO, Grande Communications
2nd Ana M. Guzman, President, Palo Alto College
3rd Dale E. Klein, U.S. Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs[26]
May 2003 1st Ken Mercer, State Representative, District 117
2nd Hector V. Barreto, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
3rd Yvonne Katz, Superintendent of Schools, Spring Branch ISD[27]
August 2003
December 2003 1st Jeffrey W. Clarke, Senior Vice President-General Manager, Dell, Inc.
2nd Linda G. Foster, Principal, Alamo Heights High School
3rd John Cornyn, U.S. Senator, Texas
4th Bonnie Conner, President, San Antonio Parks Foundation[28]
May 2004 1st Alma L. López, Chief Justice, Texas 4th Court of Appeals
2nd Judith Zaffirini, Texas Senate, District 21
3rd Albert E. Estrada, Vice President, Sterling Bank; President, UTSA Alumni Association
4th Edward C. Prado, U.S. District Court Judge, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals[29]
December 2004 1st John T. Montford, Senior Vice President for State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, SBC Communications Inc.
2nd Kenneth L. Wilson, President, Bank of America
3rd Gloria G. Rodriguez; Founder, President, and CEO; AVANCE Family Support and Education Programs
4th Charles A. Gonzalez, U.S. House of Representatives, 20th District of Texas[30]
May 2005 1st Lionel Sosa, Sosa Consultation and Design
2nd Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, THECB
3rd J. Dan Bates, President, Southwest Research Institute
4th Hope Andrade, Commissioner, TxDOT[31]
December 2005 1st Guy H. Bailey, Provost and Executive Vice President, UTSA
2nd Antonio O. Garza Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
3rd Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, THECB
4th Elizabeth Ames Jones, Chairman, Railroad Commission of Texas
5th Hope Andrade, Commissioner, TxDOT[32]
May 2006 1st Rosalie N. Ambrosino, Provost, UTSA
2nd James S. Kahan, Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, AT&T
3rd Juan C. Gonzalez, Vice President for Student Affairs, UT Austin
4th Anthony J. Infante, President, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
5th Rosalie N. Ambrosino, Provost, UTSA[33]
December 2006 1st Rosalie N. Ambrosino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTSA
2nd David J. McComas, Senior Executive Director, Southwest Research Institute, Space Science and Engineering Division
3rd Lissa A. Martinez, PE
4th Diane D. Rath, Chair and Commissioner Representing the Public Texas Workforce Commission
5th David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas[34]
May 2007 1st Rosalie N. Ambrosino, Provost, UTSA
2nd Thomas A. Stephenson, President, San Antonio Express-News
3rd Art A. Hall, City Councilman, San Antonio District 9
4th Arthur R. Emerson, Chairman and CEO, GRE Creative Communications
5th Walter D. Downing Jr., Executive Vice President, Southwest Research Institute

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December 2007 1st Milton B. Lee, General Manager and CEO, CPS Energy
2nd Linda C. Montgomery, President, JLM Marketing
3rd Sarah E. Moten, Education Division Chief, US Agency for International Development's Africa Bureau
4th Julius M. Gribou, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTSA
5th Alan E. Craven, Professor Emeritus, College of Liberal and Fine Arts[36]
May 2008 1st John M. Folks, Superintendent, Northside ISD
2nd [www.mlpsa.org/AlumniSiteFiles/speaker-bios/Owen-Paula-bio.pdf Paula Owen, President, Southwest School of Art and Craft]
3rd Yvonne L. Fernandez, Assistant Vice President, Security Service Federal Credit Union
4th Bruce Leslie, Chancellor, Alamo Community College District
5th Pedro Ruiz Garza, Regional Director, Economic Development Administration[37]
December 2008 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo
4th Ricardo Romo
5th Ricardo Romo

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May 2009 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo
4th Ricardo Romo
5th Ricardo Romo

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December 2009 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo
4th Ricardo Romo
5th Ricardo Romo

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May 2010 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo
4th Ricardo Romo
5th Ricardo Romo

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December 2010 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo
4th Ricardo Romo
5th Ricardo Romo

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May 2011 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo
4th Ricardo Romo
5th Ricardo Romo

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December 2011 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo
4th Ricardo Romo
5th Ricardo Romo

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May 2012 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo
4th George C. Wright, President, Prairie View A&M University
5th Ricardo Romo

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December 2012 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo
4th Ricardo Romo
5th Ricardo Romo[46]
May 2013 1st Julián Castro, Mayor, San Antonio
2nd Nancy R. Kudla, President, Kudla Family Foundation[47]
December 2013 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo[48]
May 2014 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo[49]
December 2014 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo[50]
May 2015 1st Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
2nd Ricardo Romo
3rd Ricardo Romo[51]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The First Annual Commencement Exercises". August 1974 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  2. "The Second Annual Commencement Exercises". August 1975 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  3. "The December Commencement 1990". December 1990 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  4. "The December Commencement 1991". December 1991 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  5. "The May Commencement 1992". May 1992 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  6. "The December Commencement 1992". December 1992 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 04.01 Acc. 2007-065 Box 3. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  7. "The May Commencement 1993". May 1993 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  8. "The December Commencement 1993". December 1993 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  9. "The May Commencement 1994". May 1994 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  10. "The Silver Anniversary Commencement". December 1994 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  11. "The Silver Anniversary Commencement". May 1995 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  12. "The December Commencement 1995". December 1995 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  13. "The May Commencement 1996". May 1996 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  14. "The May Commencement 1996". May 1996 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  15. "The May Commencement 1997". May 1997 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  16. "The December Commencement 1997". December 1997 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  17. "The May Commencement 1998". May 1998 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  18. "The December Commencement 1998". December 1998 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  19. "The May Commencement 1999". May 1999 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  20. "The December Commencement 1999". December 1999 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  21. "The May Commencement 2000". May 2000 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  22. "The December Commencement 2000". December 2000 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  23. "The May Commencement 2001". May 2001 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  24. "The December Commencement 2001". December 2001 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  25. "The May Commencement 2002". May 2002 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  26. "The December Commencement 2002". May 2002 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  27. "The May Commencement 2003". May 2003 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  28. "The December Commencement 2003". December 2003 Commencement brochure. Special Events Center. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  29. "The May Commencement 2004". May 2004 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  30. "The December Commencement 2004". December 2004 Commencement brochure. Special Events Center. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  31. "The May Commencement 2005". May 2005 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  32. "The December Commencement 2005". December 2005 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  33. "The May Commencement 2006". May 2006 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  34. "The December Commencement 2006". December 2006 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  35. "The May Commencement 2007". May 2007 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  36. "The December Commencement 2007". December 2007 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  37. "The May Commencement 2008". May 2008 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  38. "The December Commencement 2008". December 2008 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  39. "The May Commencement 2009". May 2009 Commencement brochure. Special Events Center. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  40. "The December Commencement 2009". December 2009 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  41. "The May Commencement 2010". May 2010 Commencement brochure. Special Events Center. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  42. "The December Commencement 2010". December 2010 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  43. "The May Commencement 2011". May 2011 Commencement brochure.
  44. "The December Commencement 2011". December 2011 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  45. "The May Commencement 2012". May 2012 Commencement brochure.
  46. "The December Commencement 2012". December 2012 Commencement brochure.
  47. "The May Commencement 2013". May 2013 Commencement brochure.
  48. "The December Commencement 2013". December 2013 Commencement brochure.
  49. "2014 May Commencement". May 2014 Commencement brochure.
  50. "2014 December Commencement". December 2014 Commencement brochure.
  51. "2015 May Commencement". May 2015 Commencement brochure.
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