Apple CEO Tim Cook will give the keynote address at Tulane University’s 2019 Commencement. He will speak to the new graduates on May 18th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Celebrating Diveristy and Success
Announcing that Mr. Cook will address its Class of 2019, Tulane University commented that he had promoted inclusion and diversity at Apple. The university also noted that Apple managed to achieve powering its global facilities entirely with renewable energy under Mr. Cook’s leadership.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Cook said: “Tulane’s dedication to its students and the diverse community around them is an awesome example of the lessons we all learn when we come together, recognize our responsibilities to each other and give back. At Apple we believe that education is a powerful equalizing force, and I can’t wait to celebrate alongside this year’s students who have worked hard, followed their passions and who stand ready to change the world.”
Tulane President Mike Fitts said: “Tim Cook represents the kind of success we hope all of our graduates can attain — not only because he is the CEO of the most innovative company in the world, but because he leads with dignity and uses his role to make a positive difference in the world.”
Following in Famous Footsteps
Tulane University promised the May 2019 graduation will be a spectacular one. It said over 3,000 graduates will attend the ceremony, which will feature live music by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band. The 14th Dalai Lama and former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have previously addressed the ceremony, as have actor Dame Helen Mirren and TV news anchor Anderson Cooper.