Ceremony Speaker

Commencement 2024

More information for Commencement 2024 will be available on our website starting January 2024. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2024!

2023 Undergraduate Ceremony Speaker - Doug Baldwin

Graduating from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology and Society, Doug Baldwin signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and went on to a stellar professional football career. Two-time Pro Bowler and the Seahawks’ third all-time leader in team receptions, Mr. Baldwin was a key contributor during his eight years with the team, including their Super Bowl XLVIII victory and multiple playoff runs.

Today, Mr. Baldwin is a business leader and a champion for social justice. He is founder and CEO of Vault 89 Ventures, a Renton-based capital venture firm that invests in people and ideas that deconstruct barriers historically displacing many in our communities, as well as CEO of Ventrk, a health-and-lifestyle-focused software company. Extensively involved in the community, Baldwin serves on the board of directors for Valor Worldwide, which provides resources and services to the military community. He helped establish and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Players Coalition, an NFL-player-led organization advocating for criminal justice and education reform as well as the state’s Clemency and Pardons Board, which reviews criminal cases and provides recommendations to Governor Inslee regarding potential parole status of eligible inmates. Among other awards, he has received the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service and the Paul G. Allen Humanitarian.

Doug Baldwin, undergraduate ceremony speaker