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All-time Keynote Speakers


Semester/Quarter Ceremony Date Keynote Speaker Title
Spring 2017 May 5, 2017 Dan Rogers President and CEO, Cherry Street Mission Ministries
Fall 2016 December 9, 2016 Sharon L. Gaber, Ph.D. President, University of Toledo
Spring 2016 May 6, 2016 Randy Oostra President and Chief Executive Officer, ProMedica Health System
Fall 2015 December 18, 2015 David J. Livingston, Ph.D. President, Lourdes University
Spring 2015 May 8, 2015 Randy Gardner State Senator
Fall 2014 December 12, 2014 Chrys Peterson Retired TV Broadcaster
Spring 2014 May 9, 2014 Justice Judith L. French Supreme Court of Ohio
Fall 2013 December 13, 2013 Joseph D. Napoli President and General Manager, Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club/Toledo Walleye Hockey Club
Spring 2013 May 3, 2013 Robert W. LaClair President/CEO, Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio)
Fall 2012 December 14, 2012 Katherine Fell, Ph.D. President, University of Findlay
Spring 2012 May 4, 2012 Andrea R. Price, FACHE President/CEO, Mercy
Fall 2011 December 9, 2011 Larry G. McDougle, Ph.D. Retired President, Owens Community College
Spring 2011 May 6, 2011 Sherrod Brown U.S. Senator
Spring 2010 May 7, 2010 Andrea M. Gurcsik Human Resources Manager, First Solar; Owens Class of 1999
Spring 2009 May 7, 2009 Matthew A. Szollosi Ohio State Representative
Fall 2008 December 12, 2008 Barbara S. Steele Regional President, ProMedica Health System
Spring 2008 May 9, 2008 Marcy Kaptur U.S. House of Representatives
Fall 2007 December 14, 2007 Jim Hartung President and CEO, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
Spring 2007 May 11, 2007 Michael P. Bell State Fire Marshal
Fall 2006 December 14, 2006 Robert C. Helmer, Ph.D., J.D. President, Lourdes College
Spring 2006 May 11, 2006 James M. Murray President, Ohio Operations, FirstEnergy Corporation
Fall 2005 December 15, 2005 Lloyd A. Jacobs, Ph.D. President, University of Toledo
Spring 2005 May 12, 2005 Judge Judith Ann Lanzinger Ohio Supreme Court
Fall 2004 December 16, 2004 Michael J. Anderson President/CEO, The Andersons, Inc.
Spring 2004 May 13, 2004 Gary R. Heminger President, Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC
Fall 2003 December 18, 2003 Steven L. Mickus President/CEO, Mercy Health Partners
Spring 2003 May 15, 2003 James A. Hoffman President, KeyBank of Northwest Ohio
Fall 2002 December 19, 2002 David T. Brown President/CEO, Owens Corning
Spring 2002 May 16, 2002 Thomas A. Dattilo Chairman/President/CEO, Cooper Tire and Rubber Co
Fall 1994-Fall 2001 No Keynote Speaker
Spring 1994 May 17, 1994 Roger Radeloff, P.E. President, Interconnect Technical Services, Inc.; Owens Class of 1967
Spring 1985-Fall 1993 No Keynote Speaker
Fall 1984 January 22, 1985 Edward J. Reiter President, Mid-American Bank & Trust
Fall 1983-Spring 1984 No Keynote Speaker
Spring 1983 June 9, 1983 Edward Q. Moulton, Ph.D. Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents
Fall 1982 January 25, 1983 Glen R. Rasmussen, Ph.D. President, Findlay College
Spring 1982 June 10, 1982 The Honorable Paul. E. Gillmor President of the Ohio Senate
Fall 1981 January 26, 1982 Armin Hunger Vice President and CEO, Hunger United States Special Hydraulic Cylinders Corp., Rossford
Spring 1981 No Keynote Speaker
Fall 1980 January 20, 1981 The Rev. Felix Obayan Episcopal Church of Nigeria; Past Permanent Secretary of Education at Nigeria-Kwara State University Parish, Ohio University
Spring 1980 May 30, 1980 The Honorable Douglas DeGood Mayor of the City of Toledo
Fall 1979 January 22, 1980 Edward J. Reiter President, Mid-American National Bank & Trust
Spring 1979 June 2, 1979 The Honorable Frederick H. Deering Ohio House of Representatives, District 84
The Honorable Marigene Valiquette Ohio Senate, District 11
Spring 1978 June 15, 1978 The Honorable Casey J. Jones Ohio House of Representatives, District 45
Spring 1977 June 16, 1977 William L. Ramsey, Ph.D. District Director of Milwaukee Technical Institute, Milwaukee, Wisc.; former Owens Technical College President
Maurice D. Grant Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp.; Owens Class of 1974
Spring 1976 June 18, 1976 The Honorable Delbert L. Latta U.S. House of Representatives, Fifth Ohio Congressional District
Spring 1975 June 12, 1975 Robert G. Wingerter President, Libbey-Owens-Ford Company
Spring 1974 June 7, 1974 Marion C. Anderson, M.D. President, Medical College of Ohio of Toledo
Spring 1973 June 10, 1973 Charles Pappas, Ph.D. President, Genesee Community College, Flint, Mich.
Spring 1972 June 11, 1972 Dr. Joyce Brothers Psychologist and Newspaper Advice Columnist
Spring 1971 June 13, 1971 Edward C. Thoma, Ph.D. Corporate Manager of College Relations, The Magnavox Co., Fort Wayne
Spring 1970 June 14, 1970 Albert Ogunsola Director-designate, Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Spring 1969 June 15, 1969 The Honorable Charles F. Kurfess Speaker of the House of Representatives, 4th District
Spring 1968 June 9, 1968 John Marshall Briley Chairman, Ohio Board of Regents
Spring 1967 June 11, 1967 Richard S. Cole President, Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce