Speakers at Convocation for Graduate and Professional Schools

1987 Robert F. Durden Professor of History
1988 John Hope Franklin

James B. Duke Professor of History

1989 Leonard Silk Economist, Columnist, The New York Times
1990 Dennis O'Connor Provost, UNC-Chapel Hill
1991 Paul Hardin Chancellor, UNC-Chapel Hill
1992 Craufurd D. Goodwin James B. Duke Professor of Economics
1993 Nannerl O. Keohane President
1994 John. W. Strohbehn Provost
1995
Alasdair MacIntyre Arts & Sciences Professor of Philosophy
1996
Karla F. C. Holloway James B. Duke Professor of English
1997
William H. Chafe Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and of Trinity College
1998
Nannerl O. Keohane President
1999
Peter Lange Provost
2000
Cathy N. Davidson Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
2001
Robert Richardson Duke Trustee
2002
Douglas Breeden Dean of Fuqua School of Business
2003
R. Sanders Williams Dean of the School of Medicine
2004
Richard Brodhead President
2005
Kristina M. Johnson Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering
2006
Katherine Bartlett Dean of the School of Law
2007
Paula McClain Professor of Political Science & Public Policy
2008
Peter Lange Provost
2009
Gregory L. Jones Dean of Divinity School
2010
Jo Rae Wright Dean of the Graduate School
2011
William Chameides Dean of the Nicolas School for the Environment
2012 Mohamed Noor Earl D. McLean Professor & Associate Chair of Biology
Thanks to Jacqueline Looney, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity, and Debra Cash, Senior Program Coordinator for Special Events and University Ceremonies, for their assistance in compiling this list.