1970 - June 1
Theodore P. Lockwood
Lockwood was president of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
1971 - June 7
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Brewster was president of Yale University.
1972 - June 5
Homer D. Babbidge, Jr.
Babbidge ended his ten years as UConn president in 1972 and made a brief run for governor. He also served as Master of Yale's Timothy Dwight College and the Hartford Graduate Center.
1973 - May 13
Charles E. Shain
Shain was president of Connecticut College in New London, Conn.
1974 - May 12
Glenn W. Ferguson
Ferguson was UConn's president from 1973 to 1978.
1975 - May 18
Conway, then president-elect of Smith College, was the first woman to address a UConn commencement.
1976 - May 16
Heard was Chancellor of Vanderbilt University and chair of the Ford Foundation.
1977 - May 22
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
Wharton was the president of Michigan State University.
1978 - May 21
Colin G. Campbell
Campbell was president of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
1979 - May 20
Jacqueline Grennan Wexler
Wexler was president of Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Information on the History of Commencement pages was researched and compiled by Mark J. Roy