Commencement Speaker

U.S. Senator Cory Booker

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a widely respected political leader who served as mayor of Newark before being elected to the U.S. Senate, will speak to more than 2,500 students and their families on May 17 during Kean University’s Undergraduate Commencement at Newark’s Prudential Center.

Booker was first elected to the Newark City Council at age 29 and is credited with improving the city’s economy, public schools, city services, and affordable housing opportunities during his seven-year tenure as mayor.

In 2013, Booker won a special election to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, and he was re-elected to a full six-year term the following year. Since joining the Senate, he has advocated for federal resources to modernize New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure, pushed for criminal justice reform and partnered with other political leaders on a host of economic initiatives. He has been a passionate and consistent voice in advocating for common sense gun safety measures and immigration reform.

Cory Booker's Website:  About Cory Booker