CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has chosen Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver its 2017 commencement address.
MIT made the announcement on its website Thursday. It says Cook will headline the June 9 ceremony. It calls Cook an advocate for equality and a champion of the environment.READ MORE: In Reversal, San Jose Unified School District Poised To Allow Police Officers Back On Campuses
MIT President L. Rafael Reif says Cook’s brilliance as a business leader and his passion for important issues will resonate with its graduates.READ MORE: UPDATE: San Francisco Easing Some Indoor COVID Masking Requirements Feb. 1
Cook has led Apple Inc. since 2011. He has degrees from Auburn University and Duke University. He says his Cupertino, California-based company is proud to have many MIT graduates on its team and he looks forward to giving the speech.
MIT’s 2016 speaker was “Jason Bourne” actor Matt Damon, who followed U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.MORE NEWS: 49ers Playoffs: Fans Become Targets Of Ticket Scammers Ahead Of NFC Championship
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