University of Maryland alumnus and Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank will deliver the spring commencement address, officials announced Monday.
Plank will speak to graduating students and guests in Xfinity Center on May 18.
“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Kevin Plank back to campus as our commencement speaker this spring,” Mary Ann Rankin, senior vice president and provost, said in a news release. “Plank embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that we strive to instill in all UMD students, and will offer a great deal of inspiration to our graduates.”
Working as a special teams captain for the Terrapins football team inspired Plank to develop better athletic apparel, and his company Under Armour — now in its 20th year of operation — employs 14,000 people around the world and has revenues of $4 billion, according to the release.