Trocaire College Names Dr. Candace S. Johnson as Distinguished Speaker for May 2023 Commencement

Trocaire College is pleased to announce that the distinguished speaker for its May 2023 commencement will be Dr. Candace S. Johnson, president, CEO and M&T Bank presidential chair in leadership, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty of Roswell Park in 2002 and prior to her appointment as president & CEO in 2015, she was deputy director of the Center and also chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics for more than a decade. She also served as deputy director of basic research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and profession of pharmacology and medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson earned her doctoral degree in immunology from Ohio State University, Columbus and she completed research and postdoctoral fellowships in immunology/cell biology at the Michigan Cancer Foundation.

Last year, Trocaire and Roswell Park partnered to launch the Roswell Scholars program to improve career pathways for students in the health sciences. Over the past year, 10 Trocaire students have participated in the program, working onsite at the Buffalo-based cancer center with Roswell Park staff to learn about potential career paths with the goal of being hired upon completion of their degree.

Trocaire will host its 69th Commencement on May 16 at 7 p.m.