The honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for the Undergraduate Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony is Ms. Andrea Mitchell. Andrea Mitchell will be receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Public Service
Andrea Mitchell, NBC’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, covers foreign policy, intelligence, and National Security issues for NBC News and MSNBC. In addition to traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, she hosts “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC, her daily program of political and foreign policy news. Mitchell was also a lead correspondent covering the 2012 Presidential Campaign. She is the author of Talking Back: …To Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels (Viking 2005), a memoir about her experiences covering five presidents, Congress, and foreign policy. Mitchell joined NBC News in 1978 and previously served as Chief Congressional Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent. Over the years, Mitchell has appeared regularly on “Meet the Press” as a panelist and substitute host.
An Emmy Award winning journalist, Mitchell has also received the prestigious Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the National Press Foundation 2010 Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, and the Radio-Television News Directors’ Foundation Zeidenberg Award for protecting the First Amendment. Mitchell is a member of The Gridiron Club and is a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a board member of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance. She is married to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and resides in Washington, DC.