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College Announces Ronald Ehrenberg as Commencement Speaker

Cornell University's Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the featured speaker at the College of Education's undergraduate commencement ceremonies. He also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

ehrenberg_ronald.jpgby Joe Savrock (April 2011)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Ronald G. Ehrenberg, the Irving M. Ives professor of industrial and labor relations and economics at Cornell University, will be the featured speaker at this spring’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies for the College of Education. Ehrenberg also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the College.

Ehrenberg has been a Cornell faculty member for 35 years. He is a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow and is director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute. From 1995 to 1998 he served as Cornell’s vice president for academic programs, planning, and budgeting.

Ehrenberg was an elected member of the Cornell Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2010. New York Gov. David Paterson nominated him for membership on the SUNY board of trustees in May 2009 for a term ending in June 2013, and the New York State Senate confirmed his appointment in March 2010.

Ehrenberg earned a B.A. in mathematics from Harpur College (SUNY Binghamton) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University. He received an Honorary Doctor of Science from SUNY in 2008.

Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education will be held Sunday, May 15, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Bryce Jordan Center.