Microsoft’s David Seda to Address Graduates at Commencement

Seda graduated from Graceland in 1983 with degrees in computer science, economics, and business management.

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Alumni, Press Release

April 8, 2024

Graceland University is thrilled to announce that 1983 graduate David Seda, MBA, General Manager of Microsoft’s Azure AI group, will be the keynote speaker at the university’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Seda is a seasoned executive known for his innovative contributions to the technology sector at companies like Apple, Hewlett Packard, and Cisco.

President of Graceland University Patricia Draves, PhD, said, “We are honored to welcome David Seda back to campus as our commencement speaker. His story of how he came to Graceland and his career of leadership in technology and artificial intelligence will bring students a relevant and current perspective, and I look forward to hearing him speak. I’ve always said that the world needs more Graceland graduates, and David is a great example of someone actively working to make the world a better place. His insights will be valuable to our students as they enter the next phase of their lives.”

At Graceland, Seda studied computer science, economics, and business management, played on the soccer team, and performed as a singer-dancer in the touring musical group, Graceland Ramblers, before achieving his MBA from Texas Tech University. He came to Lamoni from Africa and holds up his education as an important part of his success. Seda previously served on Graceland’s Board of Trustees and is currently a part of the Presidential Advisory Council.

Commencement takes place in Graceland’s Morden Center on the Lamoni campus, starting at 10 a.m. Central Time. Graduates, along with their families and friends, are invited to attend this memorable event. More information about the ceremony can be found on the university’s website.

The event will also be streamed live at www.graceland.edu/live.

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