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Golden Gate University Celebrates Return to In-Person Commencement at Oracle Park

Best-Selling Author Dr. Dennis Kimbro to Deliver GGU’s 2022 Commencement Address

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SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 19, 2022—For the first time since 2019, Golden Gate University will hold an in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 23 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. More than 330 graduates from the classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020 will attend and join the more than 68,000 alumni who are part of GGU’s 121-year legacy.

New York Times best-selling author, speaker, researcher, mentor, and Clark Atlanta University business school Professor Dr. Dennis Kimbro will address graduates during commencement and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

A tireless educator, Dr. Kimbro is widely recognized as an authority on leadership, personal and professional success, wealth, entrepreneurship, management, peak performance, and African American history.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Kimbro will speak to our graduates with the profound knowledge, insight, and inspiration that his books and presentations so effectively convey. The impact he has on students and society, as professor, best-selling author, researcher, public speaker, and mentor will inspire our graduates as they embark on successful careers and professional advancement.” said GGU President David J. Fike.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will also feature student speakers Sakshi Thinda Kalkat, MBA ’20 and Charita White, BA Management ’22.

“I cannot overstate how enthusiastic we are to be coming together in person with graduates, parents, faculty, and honorees for GGU’s commencement,” said Barbara Mendelson, GGU Board of Trustees Chair. “Few groups of graduates are more deserving of a celebration than the classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020—who have distinguished themselves with hard work, sacrifice, and determination during the challenges of the COVID pandemic.”

About Golden Gate University:

Golden Gate University, a private nonprofit university in the heart of San Francisco, empowers working adults to achieve their professional goals with nationally renowned undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in accounting, law, taxation, business, and related areas. Founded in 1901, GGU has been a leader in online education for nearly three decades, and its evening and weekend programs offer maximum flexibility. The law school provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory and the critical skills necessary to be a successful practitioner, and its diverse student body reflects a deep commitment to access and opportunity. GGU is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

About Dr. Dennis Kimbro:

Dr. Dennis Kimbro is a tireless educator, New York Times best-selling author, and business school professor at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Kimbro is universally characterized as an authority on leadership, wealth, and success. Dr. Kimbro received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma, and an M.A. and doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty among underdeveloped countries. With his coursework behind him, Dr. Kimbro combed the country interviewing scores of America’s most notable achievers. Eventually, his inquisition led to the question: How can impoverished Black Americans pull themselves out of their poverty and reach their full potential?

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Attention new GGU Summer Term students! 📢 Join us for Student Success Orientation on Wed. 5/4. You'll get all the information you need to ensure academic success and social engagement at GGU. We'll connect you to a host of resources to help you transition successfully into the university. Register today for the Zoom link. ow.ly/o1AP50IUVUs ... See MoreSee Less

Attention new GGU Summer Term students! 📢 Join us for Student Success Orientation on Wed. 5/4. Youll get all the information you need to ensure academic success and social engagement at GGU. Well connect you to a host of resources to help you transition successfully into the university. Register today for the Zoom link. http://ow.ly/o1AP50IUVUs

Congrats!!Congratulations Cathryn! She finally got to walk with her colleagues and other graduates of Golden Gate University at Oracle Park in San Francisco! The classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 were well represented! Master's Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and High Honors. I am so proud of you my darling! #graduation ... See MoreSee Less

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Curious about how many students didn't get a ceremony due to covid, and never got an email about this year's ceremony? Did this happen to anyone else? Please comment if you're also in this boat.

GGU's 2022 Commencement Ceremony livestream is starting soon!

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GGUs 2022 Commencement Ceremony livestream is starting soon! 

Watch on YouTube starting at 10 a.m. PT http://ow.ly/gepT50IQxKB

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I am so grateful that we could attend. Thank you, GGU

Curious about how many students didn't get a ceremony due to covid, and never got an email about being able to join this year's ceremony? Did this happen to anyone else? Please comment if you're also in this boat.

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The grad ceremony was amazing! Thank you to the faculty and everyone involved in organizing and preparing for this event. Much love to all. 🙏❤️

Timeline photosDear GGU Law Community:

It is with great sadness that I write to share news of the passing of Peter Keane, who died Sunday after a long illness. Peter Keane served as Dean of Golden Gate University School of Law from 1999-2003 and later, as a much beloved classroom teacher of Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence Law, and Professional Responsibility. Dean Keane always said that his greatest pleasure at GGU was getting to know, teach and learn from his students.

In addition to his contributions at GGU, Dean Keane was a prominent member of the San Francisco and California legal communities. Among other distinctions, he was appointed to the San Francisco Ethics Commission and served both as President of the Bar Association of San Francisco and as Vice-President of the State Bar of California. His law reform achievements were notable, including authoring San Francisco’s Handgun Control Ordinance and California Proposition 190, which reformed the State Commission on Judicial Performance.

Drucilla Ramey, who followed Dean Keane as Dean, remembered him this way: “Peter Keane was a courageous and inspirational leader of legal academia, the broader legal community, and his own beloved San Francisco. Whether as Chief Assistant Public Defender, President of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Dean of Golden Gate Law School or Chair of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, Peter met society’s greatest challenges head on, with his characteristic intelligence, bravery, and élan, and leaves behind him not only scores of loved ones, friends, and admirers, but also a more fair and equal system of justice.”

Dean Keane will be greatly missed by those at GGU whose lives he touched. Please join me in extending our condolences to his wife Nancy and their family. As soon as I have news of the celebration of his life, I will share it.

Sincerely,
Dean Colin Crawford
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I had the pleasure of working with Dean Keane as a Board member in the early 2000’s. He was a great leader and inspiration to those he taught. Deepest sympathies to Nancy and his family.

Professor Keane was one of my FAVORITE professors at GGU. Such a smart and sweet person. Condolences to his family.

A couple months ago I crossed paths with Professor Keane in the rose garden at GGP. He was quick with a kind word and a nice conversation. I sincerely appreciate having known and had my life enriched by this bright and thoughful man.

He was a great professor and person!

Always admired Peter Keane; a great los to the legal community and all the people of San Francisco

Rest In Peace.

He was a kind person. I am sorry for your loss.

RIP…

Sorry for your loss.

RIP

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