2018 Graduation Speaker

Peter Roby, MS ’08, an educator, athletic director, and advocate for social change through sport, has been named the speaker for the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies graduation on May 11, 2018 at Matthews Arena in Boston.

Peter Roby served as Northeastern’s athletic director from 2007-2018, and is now teaching in the College of Professional Studies and consulting for the Professional Advancement Network. Roby, former director of Northeastern’s Center for Sport in Society, brings broad experience in athletics, education and business and unique perspective to all his endeavors.

Roby holds a master’s degree in Leadership from the College of Professional Studies.  He helped found the Master of Sports Leadership program with former athletic director Dave O’Brien in 2006 and has been teaching on issues of race, gender, the media, culture, values and leadership since.