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Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs to speak at Auburn commencement

AUBURN – Robert Gibbs, a longtime advisor and strategist to President Barack Obama and former White House press secretary, will deliver the commencement address to Auburn University graduates at the spring ceremony May 9.

Auburn will award an estimated 3,139 degrees during the 9:30 a.m. ceremony, which will mark the first commencement exercises to take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium since 1968. A live video stream of the event will be available on the university’s website at www.auburn.edu/graduationlive.

An Auburn native, Gibbs graduated from Auburn High School in 1989 and North Carolina State University in 1993.

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