Tulane University is inviting a special guest to address students at this year’s commencement on May 18. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been announced as the keynote speaker for the commencement, which will welcome over 3,000 graduates in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
“Tim Cook represents the kind of success we hope all of our graduates can attain — not only because he is the CEO of the most innovative company in the world, but because he leads with dignity and uses his role to make a positive difference in the world,” said Tulane President Mike Fitts.
Cook is known for his social innovation, leadership, and giving back to the community. “Tim shows us how we can incorporate these values into life beyond graduation, and we are thrilled to have him as part of our commencement celebration,” continued Fitts.
“Tulane’s dedication to its students and the diverse community around them is an awesome example of the lessons we all learn when we come together, recognize our responsibilities to each other and give back,” said Cook. “At Apple we believe that education is a powerful equalizing force, and I can’t wait to celebrate alongside this year’s students who have worked hard, followed their passions and who stand ready to change the world.”