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LMU President to Speak at University of Toledo Commencement

Loyola Marymount University President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., will present the keynote address at The University of Toledo fall commencement on Dec. 17.

Snyder, who will receive an honorary degree during the ceremony, will address 2,066 candidates for degrees, including 93 doctoral, 584 master’s, 1,346 bachelor’s and 43 associate’s degree candidates.

“We’re honored to have Dr. Timothy Snyder return to his alma mater as our fall commencement speaker,” said UT President Sharon L. Gaber. “His career is proof that goals can be multidirectional, and success follows people who work hard to make lasting contributions, no matter what career paths they choose over a lifetime.”

Snyder is a distinguished American educator and academic administrator whose career includes success as a computational mathematician, musician, published scholar, lecturer and podcaster. He attended Toledo public schools and graduated from The University of Toledo in 1981 with bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and mathematics. Additionally, he earned a master’s degree in mathematics from UT in 1983. Snyder also holds a second master’s degree and doctoral degree in computational mathematics from Princeton University.

In 2014, The University of Toledo Alumni Association recognized Snyder with its College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Outstanding Alumnus Award.

“I return to my hometown with pride and excitement to deliver the keynote commencement address. My educational path and career were profoundly shaped by my years at UT,” Snyder said. “I continue to resonate with UT’s mission to improve the human condition and advance knowledge, among its other values. I hope to inspire graduates to pursue their life goals with creativity and integrity.”