Undergraduate Commencement Speakers in the 1970s

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

Jill Conway

Conway, then president-elect of Smith College, was the first woman to address a UConn commencement.

1976 - May 16

Alexander Heard

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