• Robert Gates - U.S. Secretary of Defense (2006-11)
  • Michael J. Fox - Award-Winning Actor; Founder of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
  • Judy Shepard - Activist; Author of the 2011 UB Reads Selection - "The Meaning of Matthew"
  • Soledad O'Brien* - CNN Anchor and Special Correspondent
  • Mary Robinson - President of Ireland (1990-97); Past U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Lance Armstrong - Seven-Time Tour de France Winner; Founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation

* Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Speaker