CUNY SPH Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers

April 19, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

The inaugural commencement ceremony of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, which will feature three powerful public health and social justice leaders, will take place on June 1, 2017 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.


Honorary Doctor of Science

Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science in Public Health degree in recognition of her leadership of ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation.




Champion of Public Health Award

Mary Bassett, Commissioner of the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will receive the Champion of Public Health award for her transformational work addressing population health in New York City.




Keynote Address

Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the National Women’s March and former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, will deliver the keynote address.




For more information about the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy commencement ceremony, please visit our commencement page.