Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek to Speak at Indiana University Commencement, Receive Honorary Doctorate

Indiana University alumnus and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek, will speak during the IU-Bloomington undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 7, 2022.

From the Indiana University press release:

“Chapek assumed the role of CEO on Feb. 25, 2020, and has led the company through the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recovery. Under his leadership, the company has continued to expand the scale and global reach of its streaming services, Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, and Hotstar; improved the overall guest experience in its parks and resorts, with new tools to customize and personalize visits; and continued to leverage innovative technologies to bring stories to life in immersive ways.

Before becoming Disney’s seventh CEO, Chapek’s roles included Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, head of Disney Consumer Products, president of distribution for The Walt Disney Studios, and President of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. During his tenure, Disney Parks saw the largest investment and expansion in its 60-year history. He holds a degree in microbiology from IU Bloomington and received his MBA from Michigan State University.”

The university will also award Chapek with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the undergraduate ceremony.

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