January 2009 Commencement

Salt Lake City, Utah
10 am, MST
January 24, 2009

Western Governors University (WGU) awarded degrees to more than 600 graduates from 45 states at its winter commencement, on Saturday, January 24, in Salt Lake City. While WGU students earn their degrees entirely online, more than 80 graduates from 20 states assembled at Kingsbury Hall to participate in the graduation ceremonies.

Sun Microsystems Chairman and Co-founder Scott McNealy delivered the commencement address. In one of his first public appearances since returning to Utah, Michael Leavitt, departing Housing and Human Services Secretary and former Utah Governor, introduced McNealy and give a brief address.

Congratulation to all our graduates!

Speaker segments:

Mike Leavitt (Former Utah Governor) (Runs: 4:47 min.)


Scott McNealy (Sun Microsystems Chairman and Co-founder) (Runs: 12:06 min.)


Scott McNealy's Top Ten Things NOT to say in a Job Interview (Runs: 2:02 min.)


Graduate Speaker segments:

Scott Saunders (Runs: 6:12 min.)


Joanna Goslin (Runs: 5:31 min.)


Leila Crouse (Runs: 6:19 min.)


Shari Davis (Runs: 5:59 min.)