May 1, 2021 10:00 AM Campbell Student Activity Center
Commencement Speaker: Dr. Allison D. Garrett
Dr. Garrett began her tenure as Emporia State's 17th president in 2016. P Previously, she has worked as the executive vice president at Abilene Christian University, five years as the senior vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma Christian University and three years as an associate professor of law at Faulkner University.
Prior to entering the academic field, she worked for over 10 years at the Walmart Inc. corporate offices. During her time at Walmart, she held positions of vice president and general counsel for the corporate division and vice president of benefits compliance and planning. Earlier, she worked for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and in private practice.
Garrett has a bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma Christian University, a juris doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law and a masters of laws in securities regulation from Georgetown University.
She is a native of Neosho, Missouri. President Garrett and her husband, Chip, have three children.
Your cap and gown will be ready to pick up starting March 31st from Melanie Towell on the second floor of the Mackey Center. However, if you do not live in York, your gown will be available the day of the ceremony.
Graduates should meet in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center at 9:15 am on May 1st, please enter through southwest door. For those of you receiving a master's or bachelor's degree please instruct your escort to be there at the same time. Master's and bachelor’s graduates will select one escort (father, mother, husband, wife, etc.) who will march with you into the auditorium. Your escort will carry your hood and will be seated next to you during the Commencement ceremony. No escorts are required for associate graduates.
You will be receiving more information by email. If you have any questions, please call or email Melanie Towell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jared Leinen at email@example.com.
The doors open at 9:00 AM for guests. No tickets are required. The event is open to the public, with seating on a first come first served basis. No reserved seating is permitted, with the exception of seating arranged before the event for individuals with special needs. To arrange special seating, please contact Melanie Towell, firstname.lastname@example.org, (402)363-5614.