Y Facts

Commencement Speakers, Since 1998

Year Date
Speaker
Title
2013 August 15 Elder Ronald A. Rasband Presidency of the 70
2013 April 25 Elder L. Tom Perry Quorum of the 12
2012 August 9 David L. Beck YM General President
2012 April 19 Elder Dallin H. Oaks Quorum of the 12
2011 August 11 Elder Craig C. Christensen Quorum of the 70
2011 April 21 Elder Richard G. Scott Quorum of the 12
2010 August 12
Elder L. Whitney Clayton Presidency of the 70
2010 April 22 Elder D. Todd Christofferson Quorum of the 12
2009
August 13
Elder M. Russell Ballard
Quorum of the 12
2009 April 23 President Dieter F. Uchtdorf First Presidency
2009
April 23 Elder Russell M. Nelson Quorum of the 12
2008 August 14 Elder Richard G. Scott Quorum of the 12
2008 April 24
Elder David A. Bednar
Quorum of the 12
2007 August 16 Elder D. Todd Christofferson Presidency of the 70
2007 April 26 Cheney, Vice President Richard B. U.S. Vice President
2006 August 17 Kerr, Elder William Rolfe Quorum of the 70
2006 April 28 Bateman, Elder Merrill J. Presidency of 70
2006 April 27 Hales, Elder Robert D. Quorum of the 12
2005 August 11
Parkin, Bonnie D.
General RS President
2005 April 21 Tingey, Elder Earl C. Presidency of 70
2004 August 12 Tanner, Susan W. General YW President
2004 April 22 Scott, Elder Richard G. Quorum of the 12
2003 August 14
Hales, Elder Robert D.
Quorum of the 12
2003 April 28 Wirthlin, Elder Joseph B. Quorum of the 12
2003 April 24 Ballard, Elder M. Russell Quorum of the 12
2002 August 15 Behring, Kenneth Eugene Former owner, Seattle Seahawks
2002 April 27 Gallivan, John W. Publisher, Salt Lake Tribune
2002 April 25 Paige, Rod U.S. Secretary of Education
2001 August 16 Tate, Lucile C. Biographer
2001 August 17 Clark, Kim B. Dean of Faculty, Harvard University
2001 April 26 Lantos, Tom U.S. Rep. (D) - California
2000 August 10 Postman, Neil Professor, New York University
2000 April 20 Hinckley, Marjorie Pay Wife, President Gordon B. Hinckley
2000 April 20 Ottley, Jerold and JoAnn Director, Mormon Tabernacle Choir
1999
August 12
Huntsman, Jon M. Sr.
Chemical engineer, Philanthropist
1999 April 22 L'Engle, Madeleine Newberry Award Winner, author
1999 April 22 Sadat, Jehan Former First Lady, Egypt
1998
August 13
Haight, Elder David B.
Quorum of the 12
1998
August 13
Yunus, Dr. Muhammad
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
1998 April 23 Rosenblatt, Dr. Roger Former editor of US News & World Report
1998 April 23 Templeton, Sir John Marks Billionaire philanthropist

SOURCE: Commencement Office

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