For Immediate Release
May 16, 2024
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Michaela Feldmann, DeVry University

(BPRW) Tech Visionary and Trailblazing Innovator Edwige A. Robinson to Address Graduates at DeVry University’s Commencements

DeVry University Celebrates Class of 2024

(Black PR Wire) LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Edwige A. Robinson will deliver the keynote address at DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management Commencement Ceremonies on Sunday, June 9. Robinson will address more than two thousand graduates and will share her journey, fueled by resilience, grit and an unwavering belief in the possible. DeVry’s Honorary Lifetime Trustee and Keller’s Co-founder Ronald J. Taylor will introduce her.

“We are delighted to have Edwige join us as the keynote speaker celebrating our graduating Class of 2024,” said Elise Awwad, president and CEO of DeVry University. “As a proud DeVry alumna and visionary tech leader, Edwige is well-positioned to offer wise advice to our graduates as they begin the next chapter of their lives.”

“It’s an honor to be invited back to my alma mater to address the graduating Class of 2024,” added Robinson. “When I think of my time at DeVry, I think of second chances, opportunity and support. These graduates truly embody what it means to be persistent. I only hope my story inspires them to believe in the possible as they continue to transform their lives and the world around them.”.

DeVry University’s Commencement Weekend

The commencement ceremonies are part of a two-day Commencement Weekend. On Saturday, June 8, DeVry is hosting an event where the graduating class can further prepare for what’s next after graduation with career planning sessions and an alumni networking reception.

Commencement is a celebration for all graduates, regardless of where they call home. On Sunday, graduating students from across the country, including high school students from DeVry University’s Advantage Academy in Chicago, Ill., have been invited to attend the in-person ceremony. For those unable to travel or attend in person, DeVry will also host virtual commencement ceremonies on Sunday, July 14, so they and their families can celebrate wherever they reside.

About Edwige A. Robinson

Edwige A. Robinson is not just a leader; she's a transformative force in the world of technology. With over 25 years of experience, she serves as the Senior Vice President of Network Engineering, Operations and Transformation at T-Mobile, overseeing a team dedicated to the design, construction, and maintenance of a cutting-edge 5G network. Leading efforts in 30 states in 34 markets, with a P&L in the billions, she plays a pivotal role in delivering an unparalleled 5G experience to T-Mobile's 110 million customers nationwide.

Acknowledged as the third-ranked leader in Telco and Innovation by Mobile Magazine, she is a member of Forbes Magazine Technology Council, a recipient of Crain’s 2023 Chicago Business Notable Women in STEM and 30 Black Stars Pinnacle Award. Edwige's impact extends globally. Recognized by Aleria Tech as one of the “Awesome Black Women Everyone Should Know” and a mentor for the 1 million STEM women (1MWIS), she exemplifies the possibilities that arise with the right mentors, guidance, and courage.

About DeVry University

DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap and address emerging talent needs by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online in Business, Healthcare and Technology. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, The university’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. To learn more, visit

Source: DeVry University