CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (4-25-19) — Isabel Capeloa Gil, a passionate leader in international Catholic higher education who believes global engagement can advance stronger values for a more equitable world, adressed the Boston College Class of 2019 at the University’s 143rd Commencement Exercises on May 20.
University President William P. Leahy, S.J., presented Gil—the first female president of the International Federation of Catholic Universities—with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the ceremony, which took place at 10 a.m. in Alumni Stadium, rain or shine.
In addition, the University presented honorary degrees to : retired Boston College administrator Dan Bunch ’79, BCSSW ’81 ; former assistant dean and professor Rev. Robert D. Farrell, S.J., MA ’58, STM ’65 ; benefactor and former Boston College Trustee Thomas D. O’Malley P ’87, P ’89, P ’00 ; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson.
Some 4,000 Boston College students received their undergraduate and graduate degrees at separate ceremonies held around campus after the main Commencement event.
Source : Boston College
Address of President Gil starts at 37 minutes.