The other day, we reported on some of the commencement speakers who’ll be gracing the dais at various local universities this month. As we reported, the main speaker for Johns Hopkins’ May 24 ceremony is IBM chairman Samuel Palmisano. Which will probably be… fine. But if you want the real quality speakers, you’ve got to look to Hopkins’ smaller divisions. These speakers might have less immediate name recognition, but they’re stars in their particular fields.
Our roundup of the best speakers at the smaller schools is below:
Carey Business School (May 21, 3 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall): Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric. Probably the best way to watch this is to pretend that Immelt is Alec Baldwin’s character from 30 Rock.