Undergraduate Commencement Speakers in the 1990s

1990 - May 20

John T. Casteen, III

Casteen's address was at the last commencement ceremony to be held outdoors in Memorial Stadium.

1991 - May 18

Fred Rogers

The producer and host of public television's "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood", delivered his address at the first ceremony held in Gampel Pavilion.

1992 - May 16

Cynthia Herbert Adams

Adams was a UConn professor of allied health and chair of the 100 Years of Women at UConn Committee.

1993 - May 22

W. Randall Pinkston

The CBS News correspondent was a member of the UConn School of Law's Class of 1980.

1994 - May 21

Peter Guber

Guber was Chair & CEO of, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

1995 - May 20

Michael Bolton

Bolton, a singer and philantrophist, was a native of New Haven, Conn.

1996 - May 18

Bill Cosby, Sanford Cloud

Cosby spoke at the morning ceremony, Cloud, a former state legislator and president and CEO of The National Conference, spoke at the afternoon ceremony.

1997 - May 17

Robert W. Fiondella

Fiondella, then the chair, president and CEO of, Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance, was a member of the Class of 1968, UConn law.

1998 - May 16

George H. W. Bush

U.S. President from 1989-1993, Bush was a Connecticut native whose father, Prescott Bush was a U.S. Senator.

1999 - May 15

David McCullough

McCullough is a historian, author, and host of the PBS program The American Experience.


Information on the History of Commencement pages was researched and compiled by Mark J. Roy