Commencement 16 Speaker – Garcia / Social Work
Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García is commencement speaker. Garcia is the commissioner for the 7th District on the Cook County Board. In 1992, he ran for Illinois State Senate and became the first Mexican-American elected. He ran for mayor in 2015 and forced the first run-off election for that position. He received his bachelor’s in political science and master’s in urban planning at UIC.