Gov. Murphy will be keynote speaker at Stockton’s graduation


Gov. Phil Murphy will be the keynote speaker at Stockton University’s Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony.
“We are honored that Gov. Murphy has accepted our invitation to speak,” Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said. “As we prepare to open our Atlantic City campus in fall 2018, we are thrilled that the governor will be here to share our enthusiasm for the city and its future.”

The graduation is set for noon May 11 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. It's the second year at that location.
The university noted in a press release that Murphy's experiences mirror those faced by many graduating from college.

His father never graduated from high school and his mother worked as a secretary. They inspired Murphy and his three siblings to pursue their educations and be active participants in civic life.
Murphy served as New Jersey’s representative on the board of the NAACP, and finance chair of the Democratic National Committee. He has led national task forces on education.

He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After retiring from Goldman Sachs, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013.
Nearly 2,000 students are in this year's graduating class. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend.