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SUBR set for spring 2010 commencement - Thursday, April 29, 2010

About 700 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees during Southern University and A&M College's Spring Commencement exercise on Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Southern alum and IBM vice president of systems software Dexter Henderson, will be the commencement speaker. Henderson was a receiver on Southern's football team in the early 1980s.

Henderson is responsible for IBM’s worldwide system offerings for its System and Technology Group. He joined IBM as a computer programmer in 1984, after receiving his bachelor of science degree in computer science from SUBR.

Henderson has held numerous executive leadership roles in multiple divisions within IBM and has served as vice president, Development, Platform Management. Henderson, along with fellow Southern grad Elmer Corbin, IBM's director of systems development and university alliances, are working to develop Cloud Computing on the Baton Rouge campus.