John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation


Spring Commencement 2020

Due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the spring commencement ceremonies planned for May 9 in the Glass Bowl is canceled. College of Law commencement set for May 10, College of Medicine and Life Sciences commencement scheduled for May 15, and all college convocations and honors programs planned for April and May also are canceled.

Graduating students are invited to participate in the University’s fall commencement planned for Dec. 12, 2020 in Savage Arena.



Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Lois and Norman Nitschke Auditorium, Main Campus


Kristi Hoffman

Kristi Hoffman, MS, is an award-winning television host and producer of "Business 360" on PBS-TV, a 30-minute regional business show highlighting leadership, innovation, and collaboration. Hoffman also is CEO of Total Package Global, a professional and personal development corporation that focuses on leadership development, confidence, and a healthy lifestyle.She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo and her Masters degree from Boston University.

With 20+ years in Corporate Marketing and Communications, Hoffman is a thought leader and national speaker on authentic leadership in business. She also is the author of a best-selling Amazon Top 10 teen-social issues (being a teen) book, Total Package Girl, that gives girls and young women the tools they need to succeed at work and in life.


Grad Arrive Time: 5:00 p.m.
Event Start Time: 5:30 p.m.
Guests Per Student: # Requested 

* Ticket Pick-Up Information 

Documents that were mailed to students...
Dean's Letter to Graduates
Convocation Details
Map for Parking

Online RSVP's only from the link below:
Email Sandy Whitman or Call 419-530-5426 with questions

Last Updated: 6/27/22