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USU announces Nike executive will speak at commencement

By Kevin Opsahl | Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:45 am

The man in charge of all branding for Nike Inc. will be the commencement speaker for Utah State University’s 126th graduation ceremony, the university announced Tuesday.

Charlie Denson, a 1978 USU alumnus, will speak May 4 at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, where he will also receive an honorary degree.

“We are honored that Charlie Denson, a USU alum, has accepted our invitation to address our graduating students this year,” said USU President Stan Albrecht said in a prepared statement issued Monday. “Commencement is a time for celebration and inspiration. His message will resonate with our students and inspire them at this turning point in their lives.”

To read the rest of this Herald Journal story about Charlie Denson click here.