Commencement Speaker

Mary Barra headshot

GM CEO and Chair Mary Barra

General Motors CEO and Chair Mary Barra will deliver Duke University’s commencement address on Sunday, May 8, in Wallace Wade Stadium.

Barra received an honorary degree from Duke in 2018 and is a member of the university’s board of trustees. Barra is the first woman to lead a major auto company. She was elected chair of the GM board of directors in 2016, two years after becoming CEO.

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