Robert F. Moran, chairman and CEO of PetSmart, Inc., was awarded an honorary doctorate at UA’s 148th commencement ceremony on Friday evening. Moran, a long-time partner and collaborator with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has helped establish the PetSmart endowed chair and the PetSmart professor of practice positions in the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Through PetSmart gifts and partnerships, UA retailing, animal sciences and microbiology students have been introduced to training and career opportunities.
Shortly after being awarded his degree, Moran delivered the commencement address to more than 6,000 graduating students and their families and friends gathered at Arizona Stadium. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is proud to feature his speech, given May 10, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.
UA Commencement Address, May 10, 2013
Robert F. Moran, chairman and CEO, PetSmart, Inc.
President Hart, Board of Regents, Faculty, Administration and Graduates—I want to start with a sincere and heartfelt thank you.
It's a big deal for a kid from the streets of Philly to be in this kind of company, speaking to you today.