BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Southern University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for its spring and summer graduates at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Merck & Co. CEO and Chairman Kenneth C. Frazier will be the commencement speaker. Frazier, the first Black person to head a major pharmaceutical company in the U.S., will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Southern, according to a university news release.
Southern University President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Southern University Board of Supervisors Chairman Domoine Rutledge will give remarks at the virtual ceremony.