KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown will be the keynote speaker at the Oregon Institute of Technology's (OIT) 2018 commencement ceremony, according to an announcement from the school.
This is the 70th annual commencement ceremony for OIT, and this year it will be held at the John F. Moehl Stadium. Almost 800 students and their families will be in attendance to celebrate graduation.
“Governor Brown’s presence on campus further demonstrates her commitment to Oregon Tech and the Klamath Falls region,” said Oregon Tech President Dr. Nagi Naganathan. “She has engaged deeply with our students and truly cares about their success both in and after college. We look forward to the words of wisdom Governor Brown will share with Oregon Tech family and friends, and the attention she will bring to the university’s most important event of the year.”
Brown became Oregon's 38th governor in February of 2015—and she is only the state's second female governor. Brown was Oregon's Secretary of state and majority leader of the Oregon State Senate prior to her ascent to the Governor's office.