LTG(R) Susan Lawrence

Susan LawrenceManaging Director at Accenture Federal Services (AFS)

The keynote speaker for the spring 2019 undergraduate commencement ceremonies is Susan Lawrence, Lieutenant General (Ret.).

Lawrence joined AFS from Booz Allen Hamilton, where she was senior vice president in the Defense Marketing Group.

At AFS, Lawrence is responsible for supporting clients in developing and executing technology transformation and mission-support strategies that are designed to deter, deflect, and defeat today’s evolving threats.

She brings extensive knowledge and experience in fielding new communications and wireless systems, electronic platforms and advanced technology to the warfighter.

LTG(R) Susan Lawrence will be the keynote speaker for both undergraduate ceremonies.

Undergraduate Student Speakers

Philip AndujarPhilip Andujar (College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education), a social work student from Milford, Pa., returned to college after a short hiatus.

He has filled his time at ESU as a head resident advisor, an intern and peer educator in the wellness education and prevention office, a member of the Warrior Elite student ambassador program as well as ESU’s Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee on student-engagement.

As a non-traditional student at ESU, Andujar has taken many opportunities to share his journey from his initial college experiences through workforce challenges in the “real world” to his time on campus with students, faculty and staff. 

His peers and supervisors have identified him as a mentor, advocate and inspiration to others. Upon graduation, Andujar plans to pursue a career in social work.

Darian CruzDarian Cruz (College of Business and Management and College of Health Sciences), a communication sciences and disorders student from Northampton, Pa., has spent his four years at ESU actively seeking out leadership and public service opportunities on campus.

He was a head resident advisor, a member of the Student Activities Association board of directors, a member of the University Wide Senate, vice president of the Student Government Association, president of the Moses Society, and a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.

He has been very effective in his ability to utilize and learn from his formal leadership platforms while actively striving to address the issues that confront and affect ESU students.

Cruz is very reflective about his own experiences as a student leader and recognizes how his experiences have shaped him over the years.