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Convocation Speakers

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​Since 2009 the Department of Political Science and International Relations has invited an alumnus to be the speaker for spring Convocation.

2018    Dr. Tony Allen, 1993

Provost and Executive Vice President, Delaware State University

2017    Melanie K. Sharp, 1983

Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

2016   William Russo, Political Science, 2009

Advisor to the Deputy Secretary,  U.S. Department of State

2015   Atnreakn Alleyne, Political Science, 2009                                                                                                     Director of DE Department of Education

2014   Brenda Mayrack, Political Science, 2000Attorney, Mayrack Law, LLC, Wilmington, DE

2013   Stephen Schmidt, Political Science, 2013Vice Chairman, Public Affairs, Edelman, Sacramento

2012   Sandra Simkins, Political Science, 1987Clinical Professor and Chair for Clinical Programs, Rutgers School of Law, Camden

2011   Nathaniel Heller, International Relations, 1999Co-founder and Executive Director, Global Integrity, Washington, DC

2010   David Plouffe, Political Science, 2010Former senior advisor, President Barack Obama, Washington, DC

2009   Charles Lewis, Political Science, 1975Founder, Center for Public Integrity, Washington, DC

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