Longtime University of St. Thomas trustee Linda Hoeschler spoke at UST’s July 25 commencement ceremonies and was presented an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

Hoeschler joined the St. Thomas board more than a decade ago and recently retired from a 12-year tenure as executive director of the American Composers Forum.

To read the citation accompanying the degree, click here. To hear her commencement address, visit the Speeches and Addresses Web site.