Eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter is Knox College’s commencement speaker

From The Register-Mail:
Majora Carter, a nationally known eco-entrepreneur and MacArthur “genius” Fellow, will deliver the Commencement address at Knox College on June 4.

As is the custom at Knox, Carter was nominated by the graduating class. Following a long-standing tradition, Knox College will award Carter an honorary degree.

“Majora Carter was a clear favorite with the senior class,” said Tomi Olotu, treasurer of the senior class. “She is a pioneer in helping us understand how environmentally sustainable activity, economic development, neighborhood development, and even our own health are all interconnected. I’m looking forward to hearing her speak.”

Recent Knox College Commencement speakers have included Stephen Colbert, Barack Obama, William Jefferson Clinton, and Madeleine Albright. The 2010 Commencement speaker was Tina Tchen, who at the time was Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Tchen now serves as chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama.

Carter runs her own consulting firm, Majora Carter Group, L.L.C., and hosts “The Promised Land,” a public radio series that spotlights people who are transforming communities. Carter advises businesses, governments, universities, foundations and other organizations on strategies for climate adaptation, urban micro-agribusiness and leadership development.