UNC System president to give NC State Commencement Speech

Liz Condo
UNC President Margaret Spellings speaks at the Connect NC Bond on election night March 15, 2016.

RALEIGH — Margaret Spellings, the president of the University of North Carolina system, will give the NC State fall commencement speech at PNC Arena on Friday. Spellings became UNC system president on March 1. She previously worked as president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, U.S. Secretary of Education; and White House Domestic Policy Advisor for George W. Bush.She graduated from University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received an honorary doctorate and Distinguished Alumna award from the university in 2006. Chancellor Randy Wilson will confer an honorary degree on Mildred Dresselhaus. She is a MIT physics and electrical engineering professor who is know as the “queen of carbon” for establishing the foundation for carbon science and nanostructures. The commencement will begin at 9 a.m.