The 185 th Commencement Ceremony of Savannah State
University (SSU) will take place Saturday, December 13, at 10
a.m. The commencement speaker is alumna Alissa Johnson, Ph.D ’96, the deputy chief information officer for the Executive Office of the President of the United States. She oversees White House information technology and interfaces with multiple staff and private contractors to create a stable and flexible technology infrastructure. Prior to working at the White House, she was a cryptologic engineer with the US Department of Defense and a deputy chief technology officer with Lockheed Martin. Johnson was recently named to the Top Forty Over 40 and the 2014 Federal 100.
During the ceremony, approximately 250 students are expected to receive bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
The ceremony will be held at the Tiger Arena, with overflow locations streaming the event live. Overflow locations are Torian Auditorium in the Howard Jordan Building, the Chan Auditorium in Whiting Hall and room 115 in the Social Sciences Building. The ceremony will be available by webcast at each overflow location.
Additional information about commencement can be found at www.savannahstate.edu/ academic- affairs/ commencement. shtml . The ceremony will be streamed live here: http:// www.ustream.tv/channel/ ssu- 185th- commencement ceremony .