2023 commencement speakers at Wellesley colleges include Vertex CEO, Michigan Secretary of State

Wellesley’s 3 colleges have announced their 2023 commencement speakers:

Babson College

Commencement on May 13, 10am for undergraduates, 3pm for graduate students

Undergraduate ceremony commencement speakers:

  • Tim Ryan ’88, US Chair and Senior Partner, PwC
  • Martha DiMatteo Vorlicek ’81, Senior Advisor, HarbourVest Partners, LLC

Tim Ryan (photo via Babson)


Martha DiMatteo Vorlicek (photo via Babson)


Graduate ceremony commencement speakers:

  • Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., CEO and President, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Richard W. Sorenson, MBA’68, MP’97’00, former President, Carling Technologies

Reshma Kewalramani, M.D. (photo via Babson)


Richard W. Sorenson (photo via Babson)


MassBay Community College

Commencement on May 25, 6pm

Commencement speaker:

  • Dr. Noe Ortega, sworn in as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education in November, 2022.

Dr. Noe Ortega (photo via MassBay)


Wellesley College

Commencement on May 20, 10:20am

Commencement speaker:

Jocelyn Benson ’99, referred to by the college as “a fierce advocate for voting rights who currently serves as Michigan’s secretary of state.”

Jocelyn Benson (photo via Wellesley College)