Karen S. Lynch,
Honorary Doctor of Business Administration

Undergraduate Commencement Address speaker on Saturday, May 18

Karen S. Lynch is president and chief executive officer of CVS Health®. The company touches the lives of more than 100 million people through its healthcare and pharmacy benefits management businesses, and presence in over 9,000 community health destinations across America. Lynch was featured in the TIME100 annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world in 2023. Fortune named her a top-ranking leader three years running on their Most Powerful Women in Business list.

David C. Weinstein
Honorary Doctor of Business Administration

Honored at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18

David C. Weinstein spent 24 years at Fidelity Investments, where he served as Chief of Administration and was a member of the firm’s Operating Committee, chaired the Ethics Committee, and led Fidelity’s government relations efforts in Washington, DC, and various states. After retiring in 2008, Weinstein founded Write the World, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for young writers, designed to bridge literacy gaps and equip students with the skills essential for success in school, career, and life.

Tsitsi Masiyiwa
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

Honored at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18

Tsitsi Masiyiwa is an African philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and champion for gender equality. In 1996, she co-founded of the Higherlife Foundation, which works across education, health, food security, and disaster preparedness to support African countries to achieve upper-middle income status. In 2017, Masiyiwa established Delta Philanthropies, an impact investor that funds human capital development in Africa through grant-making. She serves as chair of Co-Impact and END Fund and is a founding board member of the African Philanthropy Forum profession.

Edmund “Ted” Shallcross III
Honorary Doctor of Business Administration

Graduate Commencement Speaker on Thursday, May 16

Edmund “Ted” Shallcross III is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Amica Mutual Insurance Company. Before joining Amica in 2007, Shallcross spent 12 years in KPMG’s Financial Services Practice, where Amica was one of his clients. A dedicated and active philanthropist, Shallcross serves on the board of several nonprofit institutions, including the CEO Partnership for Rhode Island, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, and the American Cancer Society’s New England Chapter of CEOs Against Cancer.