Stanford University has confirmed that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be speaking at its commencement this year, with Cook set to take to the stage on Sunday, June 16th according to an announcement by the university.

Having Apple heads take part as commencement speakers isn’t new for Stanford.

When announcing that Cook will speak this year, Standord President Marc Tessier-Lavigne mentioned the CEO’s vocal discussions about “the challenges and responsibilities confronting corporations and our society today.”

Cook has also said that he will be present in his own space in the Stanford press release.

“It’s an honor to have been invited by Stanford’s students and faculty, and I look forward to deepening the remarkable relationship that Stanford and Apple have built together over many years,” Cook said.

“We share so much more than geography. The passion, interests and creativity our institutions have in common have helped to revolutionize technology and reshape the world, and I can’t wait to join graduates, as well as their family and friends, in celebrating the even brighter possibilities of the future.”

Apparently keen to take part in as many university speeches as possible, Cook will also speak at the Tulane University in May.

Perhaps one of the most memorable Stanford commencement speeches came from former Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 2005, with the YouTube video a great watch for anyone who has not seen it. In fact, even if you have seen it before, we’d suggest setting some time aside to watch it again. It’s time well spent.

(Source: Stanford)

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