AMHERST, Mass. – Governor Charlie Baker, the 72nd governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will be the featured speaker at the Undergraduate Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
The governor will address an anticipated crowd of about 20,000 family members, friends and other guests as approximately 5,500 undergraduates receive their bachelor’s degrees at the Commonwealth’s flagship campus.
UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said, “We are honored that Governor Baker will deliver this year’s Commencement address. As a results-driven leader, he combines a concentration on thoughtful data analysis with an emphasis on building relationships that strengthen our Commonwealth. His support for UMass Amherst has provided our students the opportunity to flourish as they play an invaluable role in the state’s innovation economy. It’s no coincidence that under the governor’s leadership Massachusetts has achieved record employment, the highest percentage of citizens with health care and an outstanding education system. At the flagship campus, we are proud of playing a role in providing high-quality, affordable education for our citizens.”