Commencement Speakers

Niagara University will hold three commencement events during commencement week — two for undergraduates — as well as a special liturgy and  ROTC  commissioning, all of which will take place on the upper level of the Gallagher Center. Admission will be granted to ticketed guests only.

Graduate Commencement

  • Bruce Heyman

    Bruce Heyman is the current US Ambassador to Canada. He is a 33 year veteran of Goldman Sachs, where he served as a regional managing director of the Midwest private wealth management group, which covers 13 states and half of Canada, from 1999 until December of 2013. 

Undergraduate Commencement - Colleges of Business and Hospitality/Tourism

  • David Leonhardt

    David Leonhardt is a columnist for the New York Times and managing editor of the Up Shot for the New York Times.  Mr. Leonhardt won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for Commentary.

Undergraduate Commencement - Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education

  • Margaret Brennan

    Margaret Brennan is a general assignment correspondent for CBS News based in Washington, D.C., covering the U.S. State Department. Ms. Brennan received the Fulbright Award for international understanding in 2010.