Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver Commencement Speech to Tulane Graduates in May

Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to deliver the keynote address to Tulane graduates at the university's 2019 commencement event, set to take place on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the university announced today.

Tulane University shared the news with students through a cute video that spelled out Cook's visit in emoji.

Tulane President Mike Fitts said that Cook represents the "kind of success" that the university hopes that all graduates can attain.

"At Tulane, we are committed to addressing global challenges, giving back to our community and always acting with integrity and wisdom. Tim shows us how we can incorporate these values into life beyond graduation, and we are thrilled to have him as part of our commencement celebration."

Cook said that he "can't wait" to celebrate alongside new Tulane graduates later this year.

"Tulane's dedication to its students and the diverse community around them is an awesome example of the lessons we all learn when we come together, recognize our responsibilities to each other and give back," said Cook. "At Apple we believe that education is a powerful equalizing force, and I can't wait to celebrate alongside this year's students who have worked hard, followed their passions and who stand ready to change the world."

Cook has given commencement addresses at multiple universities over the years, including his alma mater Auburn University, Duke University, George Washington University, and MIT.

Top Rated Comments

jmh600cbr Avatar
44 months ago
To me the whole CEO politician thing doesn’t vibe. I liked it when CEO meant passionate decision maker. Sure, Steve did one commencement speech but that was at the end, after all his accomplishment. Tim hopped right into this cr*p and hasn’t slowed down.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
44 months ago
Typical. Very typical of tim. After all these apple related bugs and privacy crap, tim goes out to deliver commencement.
It seems you are not aware that Tim Cook is neither a software engineer, coder, or software manager. And, that giving a commencement speech in no way influences Apple dealing with software bug/privacy issues.

Also...you are probably not aware that CEOs of large tech companies routinely give commencement addresses at universities. You might want to research that a bit.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pat500000 Avatar
44 months ago
Typical. Very typical of tim. After all these apple related bugs and privacy crap, tim goes out to deliver commencement.

Steve Jobs wannabe.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
44 months ago
I hope his entire speech is delivered in emoji. But not digital ones, just Tim scrunching his face around for 30 minutes until it sort of... ends.

Yeah, that’s good scrimshaw.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pika2000 Avatar
44 months ago
To me the whole CEO politician thing doesn’t vibe. I liked it when CEO meant passionate decision maker. Sure, Steve did one commencement speech but that was at the end, after all his accomplishment. Tim hopped right into this cr*p and hasn’t slowed down.
I don’t see any politics here.
Many other figures do commencement speeches. Are all of them doing it for political reasons? This is not a White House speech.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Scottsoapbox Avatar
44 months ago
To me the whole CEO politician thing doesn’t vibe. I liked it when CEO meant passionate decision maker. Sure, Steve did one commencement speech but that was at the end, after all his accomplishment. Tim hopped right into this cr*p and hasn’t slowed down.
What are you talking about? Will Ferrell does commencement speeches. It's just about Universities trying to get a big name.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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