Stanford University announces Tim Cook as its 2019 commencement speaker

Stanford University today announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be its commencement speaker this year. Cook is set to speaker at Stanford’s Commencement on Sunday, June 16th, according to the university.

In a press release announcing Cook as the speaker, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne praised the Apple CEO’s efforts in speaking about “the challenges and responsibilities confronting corporations and our society today.”

Tim Cook also responded with a brief statement:
“It’s an honor to have been invited by Stanford’s students and faculty, and I look forward to deepening the remarkable relationship that Stanford and Apple have built together over many years,” Cook said.

“We share so much more than geography. The passion, interests and creativity our institutions have in common have helped to revolutionize technology and reshape the world, and I can’t wait to join graduates, as well as their family and friends, in celebrating the even brighter possibilities of the future.”

Stanford won’t be the only place he speaks at this spring he will also be the commencement at Tulane.