OSU will welcome CEO of the Gates Foundation, Dr. Sue-Desmond-Hellman for as its Spring Commencement speaker. Over 11,000 students will walk across the stage at this ceremony scheduled Sunday, May 6 at the OSU stadium.
Desmond-Hellman has played many roles–scientist and philanthropist–but in all her roles she has dedicated herself to bettering human lives. As CEO of the Gate’s foundation, she is the leader of their vision of a world where all humans are given the opportunity to be healthy and productive people
Desmond-Hellmann strives to build an organization in which talented and committed people help others thrive, fight diseases that hit the less-fortunate, and empower people.
She was also doing good work before leading the Gates Foundation, she was the first female chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, the university in which she completed her clinical training there in the 1980s.