Georgetown University President to Give Fall Commencement Speech

November 26, 2018

About 850 students will celebrate their completion of a variety of academic programs at Regis University’s fall commencement. The ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. in Denver.  John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., president of Georgetown University, will be the guest speaker and honorary degree recipient. The Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., will present the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Regis Provost Janet Houser, Ph.D., will perform the duties of master of ceremonies.

DeGioia has been president of Georgetown since 2001. As Georgetown’s first lay president, he places special emphasis on sustaining and strengthening Georgetown's Jesuit Catholic identity and its responsibility to serve as a voice and an instrument for justice. 

DeGioia also addresses broader issues in higher education as a board member of the American Council on Education and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

“President DeGioia is a shining example of being dedicated to Jesuit Catholic traditions. Under his leadership Georgetown has become a frontrunner in shaping the future of higher education,” said Fitzgibbons.

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Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit