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Commencement 2017

We Celebrated Your Achievement on July 14, 2017!

Excelsior College welcomed our newest graduates and their guests to Commencement 2017.

Watch the 2017 Webcast! The ceremony was broadcast live on our website for those unable to attend in person. 

Celebration Highlights

Inauguration of James N. Baldwin, President of Excelsior College

James N. Baldwin, JD, EdD, was appointed the third president of Excelsior College in October 2016. He has spent a career working in education, serving as CEO and district superintendent for Questar III BOCES, as chief of staff and acting deputy commissioner for higher education in the New York State Education Department, and as executive deputy secretary of state for New York. A graduate of Union College, Baldwin received his JD from Albany Law School and EdD from Columbia University, Teachers College.

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Karen Cox, PhD, RN FAAN, is executive vice president and COO of Children's Mercy-Kansas City, an independent, academic medical center. She is also the V. Fred Burry, MD, and Sandra Hobart Burry Chair in Nursing Advocacy and Leadership. Cox also serves as assistant dean for clinical partnerships at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She started her healthcare career as a licensed practical nurse, and earned an associate degree in nursing from Excelsior College (1982), a BSN from the University of Kansas, and an MSN and PhD from UMKC.

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Save the Date: Class of 2018

Excelsior will celebrate the Class of 2018 on Friday, July 13, 2018. Information will be sent to eligible graduates beginning March 2018.

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