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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Former Yahoo! CEO, alumna to speak at commencement

UW alumna and former Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz will return to Madison to deliver the address at the university’s commencement ceremonies May 19 and 20.

The four commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Bartz received a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971, and has extensive experience in leading complex global technology companies.

According to the university’s announcement, she is known for her strong leadership style and is regularly listed on the Forbes list of “Most Powerful Women.”

Bartz is currently the lead director on the board of Cisco Systems.  She also serves as a director of the National Medals of Science and Technology Foundation and as a trustee of the Paley Center for Media.

Commencement speakers are recommended and selected by senior class officers.

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