Louis B. Susman P'84, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James in London, will be the keynote speaker at the College's 94th Commencement on May 20, 2012, President Higdon announced recently.
Susman was nominated for that honor by a committee of students, faculty and staff.
Higdon has known Susman since they were both at Salomon Brothers in the early 1980s, and said he has followed his career trajectory with interest. Before becoming an investment banker, Susman practiced law for 27 years in St. Louis, and he has been active in public service for decades.
Susman has a strong connection to Connecticut College through his daughter, Sally Susman '84, executive vice president of Pfizer Inc. An active alumna and supporter of the College, she served on the Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2011.