Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook will deliver the commencement address to 51 students receiving their doctor of dental medicine degrees at the SIU School of Dental Medicine commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, in the SIUE Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.
Pembrook became the ninth chancellor in SIUE’s history on August 1, 2016 as the Metro East native returned to the campus where he had earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Before his return to SIUE, Pembrook served as the vice president for academic affairs at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas from 2011-16.
Pembrook earned an associate’s degree from Lewis and Clark Community College before achieving both a bachelor’s and master’s in music education/piano performance from SIUE in 1978 and ’80, respectively. He earned a doctorate in music education from Florida State University in 1984.
The commencement ceremony can be viewed live on siue.edu/tv. A reception for students, faculty and family members will follow in the Goshen Lounge.