OLLU board member Mike Edelmann to serve as commencement speaker Thursday

OLLUBoard of Trustee Chair Emeritus Mike Edelmann will serve as commencement speaker as OLLU confers the degrees for more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students during ceremonies on Dec. 13 at Freeman Coliseum.

Edelmann has served on the OLLU Board of Trustees for 24 years, including six years as board chair. During his time on the board, he served on four presidential search committees, chairing three of them. He was named Chair Emeritus in May 2018.

Edelmann is a retired senior manager from SBC, now AT&T. He served the telecommunications corporation for 31 years and spent 24 years in management positions. He worked in numerous cities and managed a variety of discipline areas including accounting, information systems, state regulatory, warehousing and distribution, business services, marketing, planning, customer services, public relations and real estate.

Edelmann also served in leadership roles in many state and community organizations and projects including on the Governor’s Business Development and Jobs Creation Task Force; development of the Strategic Economic Plan for the State of Texas; founding of the Texas Business and Education Coalition; founding co-chair of North Central Texas Interlink, a workforce development consortium; creation of a strategic plan for the development of downtown San Antonio; and service on boards of numerous nonprofit organizations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics from Little Rock University, now the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University.

Graduation celebrations will begin Thursday morning with Ring Blessing and Graduation Liturgy. The schedule of events is as follows:

Ring Blessing – 10 a.m. – Sacred Heart Chapel
Students will have the opportunity to have their rings and other items individually blessed. Graduation regalia not required.

New alumni and family meet and greet – 10:30 a.m. – Chapel Auditorium

Graduation Liturgy – 12 p.m. – Sacred Heart Chapel
Graduating students and their families and friends are invited to celebrate Mass. Graduation regalia required.

Commencement Ceremony – 5 p.m. – Freeman Coliseum
3201 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78219