Commencement 2023

Graduate Order of Ceremonies

Graduate ceremony begins at 2:45 p.m.


Grand Marshals

  • Joseph Reimer, GSAS MA’70
  • Thomas M. Shapiro

Marshal of the President’s Councilors and Fellows of the University

  • Patsy Fisher

Marshals of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • Wendy Cadge
  • Runqiu Jin, GSAS PhD’23

Marshals of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management

  • Maria Madison
  • Yaminette Diaz Linhart, Heller PhD’23

Marshals of the Brandeis International Business School

  • Kathryn Graddy
  • Marta Martínez Fernández, IBS MBA’23

Marshals of the Rabb School of Continuing Studies

  • Lynne Rosansky
  • Lauren Roiann Daniella Fox, Rabb MS’23

Marshals of the Faculty

  • Carol Fierke, GSAS PhD’84
  • Jody Hoffer Gittell

Marshal of the Class of 2023

  • Dorothy Hodgson

Marshals of the Trustees

  • Hannah Peters
  • Stephen Rodriguez

Marshals of the President’s Party

  • LeManuel Lee Bitsóí
  • Andrea Dine
  • Dan Kim
  • Stewart Uretsky

Opening of the Exercises

  • Robert E. Walsh
    Associate Professor of the Practice of Theater Arts


  • Karl LaClair
    Christian Chaplain

The National Anthem

  • Shirah Malka Cohen, GSAS PhD’23


  • Robert E. Walsh
    Associate Professor of the Practice of Theater Arts


  • Lisa R. Kranc ’75
    Chair, Board of Trustees


  • Ronald D. Liebowitz
    President of the University

Honorary Degrees

  • Carol Fierke, GSAS PhD’84
    Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Commencement Address

  • Annette Gordon-Reed, H’23

Graduate Student Address

  • Emiliano Gutierrez-Popoca, GSAS PhD’23

Induction of Alumni

  • Lewis H. Brooks ’80, P’16
    President, Brandeis University Alumni Association

Brandeis Alma Mater

  • Brandeis Chamber Choir


  • Rabbi Stephanie Max
    Affiliate Chaplain and Associate Director, Hillel


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