Mary Sue Coleman to give California Institute of Technology commencement speech
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CalTech is primarily a science and engineering research college so the selection of Coleman as commencement speaker is fitting, given she's a trained biochemist and has been heavily focused on entrepreneurship during her 11-year tenure at U-M. Coleman is co-chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Coleman, who will retire as leader of U-M in a year, has also given commencement speeches at Grand Valley State University, the University of Toledo, Eastern Kentucky University and Notre Dame's graduate school.
CalTech was ranked the 10th-best national university in U.S. News and World Report's most recent rankings. This is the school's 119th commencement. The school is much smaller than U-M, with an undergraduate student body that numbers less than 1,000.
The speech will be streamed live online.
CalTech is awarding 261 undergraduate degrees, 95 master degrees and 236 doctorates on Friday.