Class of 2014 Graduation Dates


University of Redlands Class of 2014 to graduate April 24-26

College of Arts and Sciences speaker will be designer and technologist Bran Ferren, co-founder and chief creative officer of Applied Minds LLC

REDLANDS, April 16, 2014– The University of Redlands will host its 105th Commencement ceremonies for the graduating class of 2014 on April 24 and 26 in the outdoor Greek Amphitheater at its main campus in Redlands. More than 1,600 students from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education from all University of Redlands branch campuses in southern California will participate in the Commencement ceremonies. Members of the University of Redlands faculty will also be recognized as part of the Commencement activities.

Commencement speakers include: Paul Jessup, Riverside County deputy superintendent of schools; Bran Ferren, co-founder and chief creative officer of Applied Minds LLC and Nancy Jardini, senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Fannie Mae.

Paul Jessup graduated with honors from the University of Redlands in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in English and a teaching credential. Paul went on to earn his master’s degree in 1983 with credentials in educational administration and pupil personnel services. Jessup has a long distinguished history of teaching in the School of Education and is a core adjunct faculty in School Finance, Personnel, Leadership and Law & Politics.

Bran Ferren, a designer and technologist, is co-founder and chief creative officer of Applied Minds LLC, where he invents and prototypes high-technology products and innovative business strategies for the entertainment, media, aerospace, automotive, architecture, computing, defense, intelligence, and consumer products sectors. A popular guest lecturer, Ferren has addressed over 200 professional groups in the entertainment, business, education and scientific communities. In 2011, he was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.

Nancy Jardini is Fannie Mae’s senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Jardini oversees the company’s Compliance and Ethics organization, including managing legal and regulatory compliance; developing and promoting the Code of Conduct, managing internal and external complaints through the Ethics program and the internal investigations staff, providing oversight for Anti-Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, and Privacy programs. Jardini also had extensive interaction with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and testified in Congress on topics related to general enforcement policy, legislative proposals and sentencing guidelines.

Commencement 2014 at a glance:

School of Education: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5 p.m. (312 candidates)

  • Commencement Speaker: Paul Jessup, M.A., Class of 1978, 1983
  • Student Speakers: O’Shalique Monae Bass, master’s candidate and Leslie Rachel Krafft, doctoral candidate

College of Arts and Sciences: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9 a.m. (648 candidates)

  • Commencement Speaker: Bran Ferren, co-founder and chief creative cfficer, Applied Minds (AMI), LLC
  • Student Speaker: Jessica Fox
  • Honorary Degree Recipient: C. Morgan Kinghorn, Doctor of Music

School of Business: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 4 p.m. (642 candidates)

  • Commencement Speaker: Nancy Jardini, senior vice president and chief compliance officer, Fannie Mae
  • Student Speaker: Amanda Louise Walker
  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Ronald L. Litzinger, president of Southern California Edison (SCE), Doctor of Business Administration

WHERE: University of Redlands
             Greek Amphitheatre
             1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA

RSVP: Members of the media please RSVP to by Friday, April 18.

Media Contact
Patty Zurita

How large is the main campus?
160 acres

The campus of the University of Redlands covers 160 acres.