Breaking News: Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane University graduates at 2019 Commencement


Nile Pierre, News Editor

Today, President Fitts announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the Class of 2019’s keynote commencement speaker on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

“At Tulane, we are committed to addressing global challenges, giving back to our community and always acting with integrity and wisdom,” Fitts said. “Tim shows us how we can incorporate these values into life beyond graduation, and we are thrilled to have him as part of our commencement celebration.”

As CEO and board member of Apple, Cook has led some of the companies most popular technological innovations. As one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”  last year, Cook emphasizes the importance of diversity and exemplifies leadership in a modern era.

“Tulane’s dedication to its students and the community around them is an awesome example of the lessons we all learn when we come together, celebrate our diversity and give back,” Cook said. “At Apple, we believe that education is a powerful equalizing force, and I can’t wait to celebrate alongside this year’s students who have worked hard, followed their passions and who stand ready to change the world.”

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