W.K. Kellogg Foundation CEO to Keynote Florida Graduation

La June Montgomery Tabron

Union Institute & University is honored to welcome La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to be the Florida Commencement speaker on Sunday, June 7, 2015. The Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in Battle Creek, Michigan, is one of the largest private foundations in the United States.

As a champion for vulnerable children and for creating the conditions necessary for them to thrive, Ms. Tabron leads the Kellogg Foundation and its work to ensure the optimal development of young children from birth to age 8, heal the profound racial inequities in communities and cultivate community leaders and community-led solutions that support educated kids, healthy kids and economically secure families.

Prior to becoming the first African American president and CEO to lead the foundation in its 84- year history, she served in a variety of positions at the Kellogg Foundation after joining the organization as the controller in 1987, almost all of them pivotal in connecting and integrating WKKF’s leadership committees, and ensuring unified execution of the organization’s mission and strategic framework across all programmatic and priority place areas. She also provided leadership for WKKF’s place-based grantmaking in Mississippi and New Orleans since 2011, launching a significant effort to help set young males of color on the path to success in 2013.

Tabron has played an active leadership role in the Kellogg Foundation’s racial equity, diversity and inclusion work for more than two decades – both internally through work with its board and staff, and externally through its work with grantees, partners and vendors.

President Roger H. Sublett, Ph.D. also looks forward to bestowing the university’s highest honor, the Doctor of Humane Letters, upon Ms. Tabron at the June ceremony.

Florida Commencement Details:
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Hilton Miami Airport
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, Florida 33126

8:30am: Robing areas open
9:00am: Photographer available for pre-ceremony photos
10:30am: Procession lineup
11:00am: Commencement Ceremony