1980 - May 18
Stephen K. Bailey
Bailey was professor of education and social policy, Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
1981 - May 24
Robert W. Blanchette
Blanchette was head of the Federal Railroad Administration, Class of 1953, and one of the first University Scholars.
1982 - May 23
Ames was president of Connecticut College in New London, Conn.
1983 - May 22
Edwards was a CBS News anchor and correspondent.
1984 - May 20
Bergman was ABC News science correspondent.
1985 - May 19
John A. DiBiaggio
DiBiaggio, president of UConn from 1979 to 1985, marked his final year by delivering the commencement address.
1986 - May 18
John T. Casteen, III
Casteen was UConn president from 1985 to 1990.
1987 - May 24
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd
Dodd (D-Conn.) was the first U.S. Senator to address a UConn graduating class.
1988 - May 22
Arthur Levitt, Jr.
Levitt was Chair and CEO of the, American Stock Exchange.
1989 - May 21
Francisco L. Borges
Borges was Connecticut's state treasurer.
Information on the History of Commencement pages was researched and compiled by Mark J. Roy