Robert C. Gay will speak during this years graduation commencement ceremony. Courtesy of University Marketing

As the end of the semester nears, the excitement over the coming summer, and for many, graduation, buzzes around campus.
This year graduation will take place on April 29 at 10:30 a.m., and will be held in the UCCU Center.

The current CEO of Huntsman Gay Global Capital Partners, Robert C. Gay has been selected to speak by the Board of Trustees for the upcoming commencement services.

“Bob Gay is an extraordinary business leader who has also dedicated himself to many humanitarian pursuits,” said President Matthew Holland in a press release. “Thus, he represents so well UVU’s commitment to engaging the world with projects both practical and ethical.”

During the services, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, which belongs to the category of “honoris causa” degrees, will be presented to Gay from the university.

History dictates that this honorary degree makes a statement about the institution that grants it, as the selection process for such degrees are rather intense, and can even elevate the status of said institution by selecting wisely, according to the Oxford University archives.