ASU Spring 2013 Commencement
Saturday, May 11
All are welcome to join graduates and their families for a reception following the ceremony in the Plachy Hall Field House.
Faculty, administrators, and coaches are expected to participate in the undergraduate commencement exercises. They are asked to arrive in the Field House at 9:15 a.m., attired in appropriate academic dress, for the processional.
Adams State will award 233 degrees, including 209 bachelor’s degrees, and 24 associate degrees, at its upcoming commencement ceremony. Former Adams State Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Gary Peer, will give the commencement address.
His speech, “The Enduring Power of Place,” will convey the idea that graduation from college is a special day in every graduate’s life and something fewer than half of those who begin college ever accomplish. “The college/university from which they are graduating will forever remain one of the most important ‘places’ in their life experience.”
Peer joined Adams State as the assistant vice president for Academic Affairs and graduate dean in 1985. He also served as interim president for a few months during his tenure as vice president. After leaving Adams State, Peer became assistant vice president for academic affairs and later the vice provost for academic affairs at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. From 2001 until 2007 he was the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas.