Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, to be 2018 commencement speaker

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Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, to be 2018 Commencement Speaker
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Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg will be MIT’s commencement speaker June 8, 2018.

As COO, Sandberg oversees Facebook’s business operations. Before her role at Facebook, Sandberg was vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, and before that, she was chief of staff the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton.

Sandberg holds two degrees from Harvard University, a BA in economics (1991) and an MBA (1995).

Graduate Student Council President Sarah Ann Goodman told MIT News that she is “thrilled that Sheryl Sandberg was selected as the Commencement speaker. The MIT community will benefit immensely from the insights of this trailblazing and resilient woman in the tech industry.”

Previous MIT commencement speakers include Apple CEO Tim Cook (2017); actor and filmmaker Matt Damon (2016); U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith ’86 SM ’88 (2015); DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman (2014); and Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston ’05 (2013).

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