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Baruch College Hosts 2015 Commencement
At Barclays Center, June 3

NEW YORK, NY - April 29, 2015 Baruch College, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), will celebrate its 2015 Commencement Exercises on Wednesday, June 3, at Barclays Center at 10:00 a.m.

Commencement Speaker:

Errol Louis

Political Anchor and host of NY1’s “Inside City Hall."

Doctor of Humane Letters:

David Krell (MBA ’71)

Founder and Chairman, International Securities Exchange.

Doctor of Letters:

Luis Alberto Moreno

President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).


Commencement Speaker

errol louis baruch Errol Louis is the Political Anchor of NY1 News, where he hosts "Inside City Hall,” a nightly prime-time show about New York City politics. Louis also is a CNN Contributor, providing on-air commentary on key events from presidential primaries to Election Night. He writes frequently for Louis has moderated more than a dozen debates between candidates for mayor, public advocate, city and state comptroller and state Attorney General, and writes a weekly column for the New York Daily News on a range of political and social topics. He was recently ranked #30 on the list of the 100 most powerful people in New York City politics. Louis serves as Director of Urban Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he has taught political and investigative reporting to dozens of students. Prior to joining NY1 News, Louis was a Daily News opinion journalist from 2004 to 2010, writing a regular column and serving on the paper’s editorial board. He also hosted a weekday talk show on AM1600 WWRL, where he was twice named one of the "Heavy 100" top talk show hosts in America by Talkers Magazine, the bible of the news/talk radio industry. In 2010, he was named the city’s Best Columnist & Radio Show Host by the Village Voice. A graduate of New Rochelle High School, Louis attended Harvard College, where he graduated with a B.A. in Government. He also earned an M.A. in Political Science from Yale University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.


Honorary Degree Recipients

david krell From the inception of the International Securities Exchange (ISE), David Krell (MBA ’71) served as president and chief executive officer, and in January 2008, he became chairman. Krell co-founded ISE in 1997 along with William A. Porter, then chairman of E*Trade, and his colleague Marty Averbuch. From 1997 to 1998, Krell was chairman and co-founder of K-Squared Research, LLC, a financial services consulting firm. He’s also served as vice president of the New York Stock Exchange and Merrill Lynch. Krell was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University Graduate School of Management and at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch. He is on the Board of the Baruch College Fund and the Dean’s Advisory Board for Zicklin. In May of 2008, Krell was presented with the Joseph W. Sullivan Options Industry Achievement Award at the Options Industry Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2008, Krell was appointed to the board of Sophis, a provider of cross-asset, front-to-back risk and portfolio management solutions.


luis morenoLuis Alberto Moreno assumed the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in October 2005. As president of the bank, Moreno also chairs the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Donors’ Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) both are institutions of the IDB Group. Before joining IDB, Moreno served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years. In Colombia, Moreno had a distinguished career in the public and private sectors. He served as Minister of Economic Development, President of the Instituto de Fomento Industrial, the Colombian government’s industrial finance corporation, and manager of social investment policies including the housing strategy for low-income families. In the private sector, he advised major Colombian companies and foreign investors. He was also an executive producer of “TV Hoy,” a leading television news program. Moreno has received numerous distinctions awarded by governments and private entities, including Colombia's highest honor, the Grand Cross of the Order of Boyaca and the Clinton Global Citizen Award for Leadership in Public Service. For his achievements in the field of journalism, in 1990 Harvard University awarded him a Neiman Fellowship to pursue specialized studies and research. Moreno holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from Florida Atlantic University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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