Commencement Day Itinerary
Saturday, August 20, 2022
- 8 am - Student Rehearsal, Levin Hall
- 9:15 am - Doors open to guests
- 10 am - Commencement ceremony begins
Future commencement Dates:
Class of 2023 - Saturday, August 19, 2023
Class of 2024 – Saturday, August 17, 2024
*Dates are subject to change
Our Speaker: Richard D. Muma, PhD, MPH, PA-C
Richard Muma, who goes by Rick, was born in Wichita but raised in Houston. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, a Master of Public Health in Community Health from the University
of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Dr. Muma has more than 30 years of experience as a professor, administrator and physician assistant in internal medicine and infectious diseases. In May 2021, he was named the 15th president of Wichita State University. Before assuming
the presidency, Muma was executive vice president and provost of Wichita State, serving as the university's chief academic officer and providing academic leadership for the university's priorities — including enrollment, applied learning, funded
research, and regional economic development.
While at Wichita State, he has also served as senior associate vice president for Academic Affairs and Strategic Enrollment Management and chair and professor in the departments of Public Health Sciences
and Physician Assistant. Muma has also served as chair for Saint Louis University's Department of Physician Assistant Education and an assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston’s Department of PA Studies.
Location & Event Day Parking
UTMB Levin Hall, 9th & Market Streets, Galveston
UTMB Garage #3, 9th & Market Streets, Galveston
Arrival and Seating
There is no limit on the number of guests, and tickets are not required for guests. They are seated on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m. Doors will close, if maximum capacity is reached. This decision is made by the Fire Marshal.
For security purposes, the auditorium doors will remain locked between rehearsal and the ceremony.
UTMB strives to ensure that all graduates and guests can participate fully in this program. Therefore, any graduates, family members or guests, who require ADA accommodations, are welcome. Advanced arrangements should be made to confirm seating. One family
member is permitted to sit with each person requiring seating, and they will have assigned seating in a designated place. Other family members and friends will sit in the general assembly. If you have an accommodation request, email Devon Taylor at
email@example.com no later than Monday, August 15.
When you email your request, please include the name of the guest who needs the ADA related accommodation and the name of the person accompanying them.
Other Important Information
Livestream: UTMB John Sealy School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Commencement 2022 https://vimeo.com/event/1047241
All commencement photographs may be ordered online at www.partypics.com using password PA22
Diploma frames: Please stop by the UTMB Campus Store in the John Sealy Tower or visit their website below. http://bookstore.utmb.edu/Catalogs/CatalogProduct?CatId=FRAMES&Title=Diploma-Frames
Announcements and other gifts for graduates: visit www.cbgrad.balfour.com
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