speaker E.J. Dionne

speaker Dr. L. Gregory Jones

  • Dr. Jones is a Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry and Senior Strategist for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School. His speech is titled, “For Such a Time as This.”



Saturday, April 25, 2015

  • 2:30 p.m. 66th Seminary commencement
  • 4:30 p.m. University Cords of Distinction ceremony
  • 7 p.m. University baccalaureate

Sunday, April 26, 2015

  • 1 p.m. 97th annual commencement
  • 4 p.m. CJP graduation ceremony


The university commencement speaker will be best-selling author and political commentator E.J. Dionne. His theme will be “Cynicism Isn’t Realism: Letting Joy Surprise You.”

The seminary commencement speaker will be Dr. L. Gregory Jones.

Commencement Photos

Commencement photos can be viewed and purchased from King Photo online after the ceremony.