2014 Commencement Speaker

Hill Harper

This year’s commencement speaker will be Hill Harper, award-winning actor, best-selling author and youth advocate.

Harper starred on the CBS TV drama “CSI: NY” from 2004 to 2013, and recently joined the cast of the USA Network’s spy drama “Covert Affairs.” A graduate of Brown University who also holds graduate degrees in law and public administration from Harvard, Harper is a friend and former Harvard classmate of President Barack Obama.

The author of four New York Times bestsellers, Harper has also earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. He is founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs. People Magazinenamed him one of its Sexiest Men Alive in 2013.

Last Modified: 5/8/14