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Gonzaga University

Commencement 2023

Congratulations to the class of 2023 and thank you to everyone who participated in our commencement ceremonies!

2023 Commencement Weekend Recap

Courageous Purpose

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Our Distinguished Speakers & Honorees

Dr. Robert McCann


DeSmet Medal Recipient and Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Dr. Robert “Rob” McCann is a Gonzaga alumni with a M.A. and Ph.D. from Gonzaga. His career of service includes the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and with Catholic Relief Services in over a dozen countries. He is now the CEO of Catholic Charities Eastern Washington.

Other Speakers & Honorees

Miguel Acosta Loza, is our student speaker, achieving a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and having recently served as GSBA president.

Janice Ikeda


Graduate Commencement Speaker

Janice Ikeda earned her Master's from Gonzaga in 2017. She is currently the executive director of the non-profit grassroots organization Vibrant Hawai’i. She works in support of housing, economics, education, health, community resilience and youth leadership.

Other Speakers & Honorees

Alexander Meyer, receiving an MBA, is our student speaker.

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Law Commencement Speaker

The Honorable Salvador Mendoza, Jr. is the first Latino U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Washington, who now serves in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Other Speakers & Honorees

Kacy Tellesen is our student speaker.

The Honorable Kathleen O’Connor (retired), (’75 J.D.), is our Law medal recipient. She is the first full-time female Spokane County Court Commissioner and first female Spokane County Superior Court judge with a long and distinguished career of service.

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