Newberg, OR (Vocus) December 4, 2009
More than 200 students will receive undergraduate and graduate diplomas at George Fox University’s midyear commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Mark Reed, who has more than 30 years of high-technology management experience, will deliver the commencement address, entitled “Leadership That Matters.” The ceremony is scheduled in the James and Lila Gymnasium in the Wheeler Sports Center on the Newberg, Ore., campus.
Seating will begin at 1 p.m., and the commencement will start at 2 p.m. Tickets are not required. Seating is limited to no more than 10 guests per graduate. Fresh flowers will be available to purchase at the east door of the sports center.
Approximately 150 will receive bachelor’s degrees after completing study in one of George Fox’s 42 undergraduate bachelor’s degree majors or its adult degree programs. Another 55 students will receive a master’s degree or a doctorate after completing study in one of the university’s graduate programs or in its seminary.
Reed is president of Pneu-Logic, a corporation that produces an air compression monitoring and control system. He worked previously in management positions for General Electric and InFocus Systems and was the CEO of Genigraphics Corporation. He has given guest lectures to the George Fox School of Business on the topic of transformational leadership.
In addition, Reed founded High Ground Partners LLC in 1997 and remains president. High Ground assists companies with performance improvement initiatives. He also sits on several boards, both corporate and nonprofit, and completed studies at the Stanford Executive Institute and post-graduate programs at the Darden School of Virginia.
George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, adult degree-completion programs, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.
Executive Assistant to the Provost