The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has chosen Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver its 2017 commencement address.
MIT made the announcement on its website Thursday. It says Cook will headline the June 9 ceremony. It calls Cook an advocate for equality and a champion of the environment.
"Mr. Cook’s brilliance as a business leader, his genuineness as a human being, and his passion for issues that matter to our community make his voice one that I know will resonate deeply with our graduates," MIT president L. Rafael Reif said in a statement. "I am delighted that he will join us for Commencement and eagerly await his charge to the Class of 2017."