Organizer of Black Voters Matter LaTosha Brown will speak at Pitzer College’s commencement ceremony, the school announced March 21. On March 15, Scripps College revealed that advocate and author on criminalization Andrea J. Ritchie will address its graduating class of 2022. The ceremonies will take place May 14.
Alumni Jennifer Doudna PO ’85, Stewart Smith PO ’68 announced as Pomona commencement speakers
Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna PO ’85 and Kinsmith Financial Corporation CEO Stewart Smith PO ’68 will speak at the Pomona College class of 2022’s commencement ceremony, Pomona President G. Gabrielle Starr announced to students via email Feb. 15.
Pitzer President Melvin Oliver to retire at the end of 2021-22 academic year
Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver will retire from his post at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, he announced in an email to the Pitzer community Thursday. He served as the school’s sixth president, beginning his tenure July 1, 2016 and becoming the first Black president of any of the Claremont Colleges.