Commencement Information - Guest Speakers

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Commencement Speaker

Donn SorensenGreenville University will welcome Donn Sorensen, executive vice president of operations with Mercy health system, to speak at Commencement ceremonies on May 11, 2019.

Sorensen began his career with Mercy in 2000, heading clinic operations in Springfield, Missouri, and leading his group to earn repeated recognition as top integrated health care delivery network. He became chief operating officer for the eastern Missouri network of Mercy clinics, serving as regional president in 2012. Today as VP, he works with the presidents of regional hospitals and clinics in order to direct the growth and strategy of the organization. He also serves as regional president of Mercy’s West Communities.

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Sorensen earned his bachelor’s in business administration from Luther College. He holds a master’s in health administration from St. Mary’s College and a master’s in business administration from Missouri State University. He has worked for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, specialty groups in Tennessee and Louisiana, and the national practice operations organization Premier Practice Management.

With more than 25 years of healthcare experience, Sorensen comes to G.U. ready to encourage the next generation of leaders as they walk the graduation stage.

Baccalaureate Keynote Speaker

Baccalaureate is a farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to the graduating class. Each year, graduating seniors nominate a member of the university faculty to deliver the address at the Baccalaureate ceremony. This year's honored speaker will be announced in April.

The Baccalaureate ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Crum Recreation Center.

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