Television personality and journalist Katie Couric will deliver the commencement speech to graduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this spring. “It is an honor to welcome Katie Couric to celebrate commencement with us this May,” said UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.”As the field of journalism has weathered dramatic changes, she has found innovative ways of engaging with citizens across the country.”
The spring 2015 at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 16, will continue a tradition begun last year of holding a single ceremony for undergraduates and most master’s degree candidates. “I am honored to be invited to speak at such a respected, internationally recognized university,” Couric said.
Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia. Commencement speakers are selected and recommended by senior class officers. The university covers the speaker’s travel expenses but does not pay a fee or other honorarium.