SAINT LOUIS - Dr. Richard Yanikoski, president and CEO of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, will serve as the guest speaker at Fontbonne University's spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16. Yanikoski will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters during the ceremony. Fontbonne expects 360 students to receive their degrees.
Yanikoski oversees the ACCU, an organization that represents more than 90 percent of accredited Catholic institutions of higher learning in the U.S., including Fontbonne University. He is committed to education, church, and community and is nationally recognized as a leader and expert in higher education.
Dr. Yanikoski spent nearly 10 years as the president of Saint Xavier University in Chicago and also served in various positions at DePaul University. Additionally, he is a prolific writer and seasoned speaker, having been published in well-respected journals such as "U.S. Catholic" and "Origins" and given countless presentations on Catholic education and identity.
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