Commencement 2018 | Webster University

Commencement 2018

The Muny, Forest Park, St. Louis | May 12, 2018
Ceremony Details and Locations

Petitions to Graduate are due February 12, 2018

Commencement Speaker

Michael P. McMillan
President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

Michael P. McMillanMichael P. McMillan, the President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, will be Webster University’s 2018 Commencement Speaker. He is an accomplished civic leader and public servant who helped organize resources for the community in the aftermath of the Ferguson crisis. As the head of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, McMillan oversees the largest and highest rated Urban League affiliate in the country.

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1918. It annually provides services to nearly 100,000 residents through 30 programs with 225 staff in 12 locations, providing support in the form of jobs, economic opportunity, educational excellence, community empowerment, civil rights and advocacy programs.

“As we celebrate the amazing achievements of our graduates during Commencement, Michael McMillan will share his inspirational story as an example as to what our students can accomplish when armed with knowledge and determination,” said Julian Schuster, Webster’s provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “Michael’s actions mirror the values of Webster University, particularly those of community service, and I know he will fill our new alumni with optimism about their future.”