Herman Boone
Inspirational football coach
The LaFarge Convocation, 2012

Ben Brantley and Mark Lamos
New York Times chief theater critic and Westport Country Playhouse artistic director
Open VISIONS Forum

Stephen M. Coan, Ph.D., and Robert Ballard, Ph.D.
President/CEO, Sea Research Foundation & Founder/President, Institute for Exploration,
Mystic Aquarium
Open VISIONS Forum

Michele Dillon, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, University of New Hampshire
The 11th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture

Martin Fletcher
Author/Former NBC News
Tel Aviv bureau chief
Carl and Dorothy Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies

Michael S. Kogan, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
& Religion,
Montclair State University
The 6th Annual Lecture in Jewish-Christian Engagement

Meadowlark Lemon
Former Harlem Globetrotter, Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
Open VISIONS Forum

Danke Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History, Fairfield University
Fall Convocation, 2012

Lara Logan

Lara Logan
CBS News chief foreign correspondent
Open VISIONS Forum

Howard Marks
Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management
Charles F. Dolan Lecture Series

John McGreevy, Ph.D.
Author/Dean, College of
Arts and Letters,
University of Notre Dame
The 5th Annual
Commonweal Lecture

Adam Mendelsohn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston
The Adolf and Ruth Schnurmacher Lecture in Judaic Studies

Rex Reed
New York Observer film critic
Open VISIONS Forum

Joseph P. Russoniello ’63
Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California
Undergraduate Commencement, 2012

Barry Scheck
Director, The Innocence Project
Open VISIONS Forum

Stephen Schloesser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago
The 2012 Bellarmine Lecture

John Thiel, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Fairfield University
The 18th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J., Lecture in Theology, Religion, and Society

Chuck Todd
NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director
Open VISIONS Forum

Sarah Vowell
Open VISIONS Forum

Bob and Susan Wright
Former vice-chairman of
General Electric/CEO of
NBC and NBC Universal,
co-founders of Autism Speaks
Graduate Commencement, 2012