Commencement will not feature Breuder


Lucas Koprowski

President Robert Breuder

Taira Alabi, News Editor

College of DuPage will host its 48th annual commencement ceremony in the Physical Education Center, with a couple of notable changes due to President Robert Breuder’s administrative leave.

According to the COD’s records office, the graduates’ diplomas will be signed by new board chairman Kathy Hamilton and acting interim President Joseph Collins.

Chuck Steele, the manager of student life and the person in charge of planning commencement, explained the ceremony will not feature a keynote speaker. Instead, speeches will be given by outstanding graduates, as well as Joseph Collins, acting interim president and Jean Kartje, vice president of academic affairs.

As a part of the administrative leave, which was voted on by the board in April, Breuder is not allowed to be on the college property without approval from board Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton.