UBalt Hosts Fall Commencement, Dec. 19
December 6, 2022
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
NOTE: Shortly before the Commencement ceremony begins on Dec. 19, the event will be livestreamed via this link.
The University of Baltimore will host its fall Commencement ceremony on Monday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at The Lyric, adjacent to campus at 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The University's College of Public Affairs, Merrick School of Business, and Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences will present both undergraduate and graduate classes for the conferral of degrees. The ceremony is open to invited guests.
The ceremony will feature a keynote address from Baltimore County Administrative Officer Stacy L. Rodgers, M.P.A. '99. Rodgers has more than 30 years of experience in multiple levels of government and in non-profit organizations. In March of 2019, she became the first Black woman, and the second woman overall, appointed as Baltimore County's CAO. In this role, she is responsible for directing the county's day-to-day operations and providing oversight for its $4 billion operating budget. Previously, Rodgers served as director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services; deputy director of program operations for the District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Agency; and deputy secretary for programs for the Maryland Department of Human Resources. She also served as chief of staff for the U.S. Social Security Administration during the Obama administration. Among her academic achievements, Rodgers holds a B.A. in psychology from UMBC and certification from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Leadership Institute, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators’ Mentor Program, and the Executive Leadership Institute.
Nikkie Navarro, who will graduate with a degree in Philosophy, Law, and Ethics, with a minor in History, will deliver a speech on behalf of the student body.
Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Dean Christine S. Spencer, College of Public Affairs Dean Roger Hartley, and Merrick School of Business Dean Murray Dalziel will present the candidates for graduation. University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke will deliver brief remarks and confer the degrees.
He will be joined by University System of Maryland Board of Regents member Robert Hur, who will offer greetings on behalf of the board. Interim Provost Catherine Andersen will conduct the ceremonial turning of the tassels and announce the names of new emeriti faculty.
Additional information about Commencement is available at www.ubalt.edu/commencement.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.