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Auburn native, SEC commissioner will give commencement speech at Utica College in May 2023

An Auburn native who is recognized as one of the most influential people in college sports will give the commencement speech at Utica College next spring.

The class of 2023 will hear Greg Sankey, Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, or SEC, a 14-member Division I athletic conference, address them at graduation in May.


His career began at Utica where he served as director of intramural sports.

“We are privileged to welcome Greg Sankey back to Utica,” Utica University President Laura Casamento said in a release. “The story of his incredible achievements and the position of prominence he has earned is widely and rightfully known. Less known but equally impressive are the remarkable details of his journey from a first-generation college student to one of the most powerful figures in sports. His story is a powerful inspiration for our graduates as they set out on their own professional journeys.”

Sankey earned his master’s degree from Syracuse University and his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York College at Cortland. He and his wife, Cathy, currently reside in Birmingham, Alabama.



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