Robert D. Manfred Jr. P’16, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, will deliver the commencement address at Colgate University’s 195th graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 15.
Manfred took over as MLB commissioner in January 2015 after serving as the organization’s executive vice president for labor relations and human resources (1998–2012) and chief operating officer (2012–2015). Throughout his tenure, Manfred has directed all aspects of collective bargaining with the Major League Baseball Players Association. He has sustained more than two consecutive decades of peace between players and management, negotiating the first pact in more than 30 years to be completed without a labor stoppage. READ MORE