Sacramento Bee Publisher and President Cheryl Dell will be the keynote speaker at Drexel University's commencement ceremony in Sacramento on Saturday.
Dell will deliver the keynote address at the Crocker Art Museum as the university awards 110 graduate degrees to students from Drexel's Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento.
In addition, Dell and entrepreneur Walt Straub will receive honorary degrees, according to a university press release. Dell, a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, was publisher of the Tacoma News Tribune and Tri-City Herald before taking the top job at The Bee.
"Drexel University is responsible for improving the lives of thousands of graduates over the years and it is now improving our community by enhancing educational opportunities in the Sacramento region," Dell said.
Straub, a member of Drexel's Sacramento Board of Advisors and a former Drexel trustee, is co-founder of Rainbow Technologies Inc., now called SafeNet Inc., a computer and information security company.
Today, Straub said, the university has students from every state and internationally.
In Sacramento, Drexel teaches five master's, one doctorate and one post-baccalaureate program designed for working professionals in business, human resource development, higher education and public health. The university will add a sixth master's program in health care administration in September.
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