Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will deliver the spring commencement address at The University of New Mexico next month.
Lujan Grisham is a 12th generation New Mexican, who was elected as New Mexico’s 32nd governor in November 2018 after serving in the United States House of Representatives representing New Mexico's 1st congressional district from 2013-18.
She is the first Democratic woman to be elected as governor of New Mexico, as well as the first Democratic Latina, nationally, to be elected to the State’s highest office. Additionally, Lujan Grisham is a two-time Lobo alumna, having earned both her undergraduate and law degrees at UNM.
“We are excited that Governor Lujan Grisham has graciously accepted our invitation to speak to our graduating class of 2019,” said UNM President Garnett S. Stokes. “When we asked our student leaders to share their thoughts on who would be at the top of their list, they overwhelming identified the Governor as an ideal choice to inspire our Lobos as they take the next steps in their journey.”
UNM’s spring commencement takes place on Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. at Dreamstyle Arena.
For more information, visit Spring Commencement 2019.