Alumnus Miguel Cardona Speaks At UConn Commencement
The commencement speaker at the University of Connecticut’s graduation ceremony this weekend was an alumnus — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. He said he still consults with people he met at UConn in his current role.
“UConn gave me the skills I needed to take on new challenges, but equally important, the confidence to follow through. If it weren’t for UConn, I can say for certain that I wouldn’t be Secretary of Education.”
Cardona earned four graduate degrees and professional credentials at UConn. He then served as the state Commissioner of Education.
Cardona taped his speech for the virtual commencement at UConn’s football stadium in East Hartford.