June 2, 2011—Approximately, 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and are expected to receive diplomas from the University of Denver this weekend. The graduate commencement will be held at 4:30 p.m. on June 3, and the undergraduate ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 4. Both will be held in the Magness Arena in the Ritchie Center, on the south end of the DU campus.
The undergraduate commencement speaker will be John Morgridge, chairman emeritus and former president and CEI of Cisco. A well-known philanthropist, proponent of conservation and champion of education initiatives, Morgridge is the father of John Morgridge and father-in-law of Carrie Morgridge — namesakes of DU's Morgridge College of Education. He will be receiving an honorary doctorate degree in education.
Jami Miscik (MA international studies '82), a former deputy director of the CIA, will be the featured speaker for the graduate commencement. During her 20-year intelligence career, Miscik served as director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, where she was responsible for all of the CIA's intelligence analysts, the production of all source analysis and determining the content of the president's daily intelligence briefing.
Upon leaving the CIA, Miscik joined Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital in New York. She currently is president and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc., a strategic international consulting firm started by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. She also works as a senior advisor to Barclays Capital and is an appointed member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board. Additionally, she serves on the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Rescue Committee. Miscik will receive an honorary doctorate in public service.