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Commencement Keynote Speakers

2006
No keynote speaker

2007
Hon. John Garamendi, Congressman and California Lieutenant Governor (Ret.)

2008
Ruben Navarrette Jr., nationally syndicated columnist

2009
First Lady Michelle Obama

2010
Lester Holt, NBC news anchor

2011
Lloyd Dean, CEO, Dignity Health

2012
Hon. Cruz Bustamante, California Lieutenant Governor (Ret.)

2013
José M. Hernandez, Former NASA Astronaut (E-NS)
David Mas Masumoto, Author (SSHA)

2014
Kristina M. Johnson, CEO, Enduring Hydra, LLC (E-NS)
Paul C. Lo, Judge, Merced County Superior Court (SSHA)

2015
Richard A. Tapia, University Professor, Rice University (E-NS)
Cora B. Marrett, Former Deputy Director and Acting Director, National Science Foundation (SSHA)

2016
Diosdado P. Banatao, Partner, Tallwood Venture Capital (E-NS)
Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (SSHA)

2017
Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Global Diversity Officer, HP, Inc. (E-NS)
Héctor Tobar, Author (SSHA)

2018
Maria Cardona, CNN
Lenny Mendonca, Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Co.

2019
Dorothy Leland, Chancellor