Arbiter Ken Simon is Commencement Address Speaker at University of South Alabama
Ken Simon addressed the graduates at the University of South Alabama commencement ceremony on May 7. The ceremony recognized 2,303 spring and summer degree candidates. A native Mobilian, Ken received his bachelor’s degree in history from USA in 1976, where he was elected the first African-American to be elected Student Government Association president.
Ken established the Birmingham, Alabama branch of JAG in January 2015.
Ken shared the podium with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Cynthia Tucker Haynes. Haynes writes the “As I See It” syndicated column, which appears in newspapers around the nation, and is a frequent political commentator on national television and radio.
The University of South Alabama is a public, national research university based in Mobile, Alabama. The university was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,500. Its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,224 acres. USA is the only major public institution of higher learning on the upper Gulf Coast. With Alabama's two older universities more than 200 miles distant, the University is strategically located in the greater Mobile area, which has a population of more than a million within a 100-mile radius.*
* Source, Wikipedia and US News and World Reports