(BLOOMINGTON) – The Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 4 will feature guest speaker Samantha Power, who will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
The youngest-ever U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet, Power is a leading voice for principled American engagement in the world.
One of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Power is a professor of practice at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. She began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Rwanda, and Sudan.
Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger, a role he has held since the beginning of 2012, will speak during the IU Bloomington graduate ceremony May 3. Speakers for other campus commencement ceremonies were announced as well.
Cummins Inc. is the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world. Prior to becoming Chairman and CEO, he served as President and COO from 2008 to 2011, Executive Vice President and President, Power Generation Business from 2003 to 2008, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2003, and Vice President, Supply Chain Management from 1998 to 2000.
Tom grew up in California and in 1986 received joint undergraduate degrees in management engineering from Claremont McKenna College and mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He later returned to Stanford University to earn an MS in manufacturing systems from the School of Engineering and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business in 1993.
Prior to joining Cummins, Tom was an investment analyst and investment manager at Prudential Investment Corporation where he lived in both Singapore and Hong Kong.