Winter Commencement Dec. 14-15

Nov 26, 2018

The first graduates from Cal U's doctoral program in health science and exercise leadership are set to receive their degrees.

graduation speaker

Timothy P. Camus ’84 will address students at Winter Commencement.

Watch both ceremonies live

The first graduates from Cal U’s online doctoral program in health science and exercise leadership will receive their degrees at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 as the University’s holds its Winter Commencement ceremonies at the Convocation Center.

 Alumnus Timothy P. Camus ’84, retired deputy inspector general for investigations with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in Washington, D.C., will address graduate and undergraduate students at the University’s 187th Commencement.

In addition to the Doctor of Health Science graduates, master’s degree candidates will receive their diplomas and be vested in their academic hoods at the Dec. 14 ceremony.

Undergraduate Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 15. Both ceremonies will be held in the Convocation Center arena.

More than 1,100 students are expected to graduate, including those who choose not to attend Commencement.

University President Geraldine M. Jones will confer the degrees and greet each graduate. Families and friends are welcome to attend.

Cal U’s 187th Commencement recognizes students who completed their studies in August and December 2018.

The graduate ceremony can be viewed live online:

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 D.H.Sc. Presentations

The Doctor of Health Science and Exercise Leadership students will make research presentations from 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 14 and poster presentations from 11:15-noon on Dec. 14 in Kara Alumni House.

The research and poster presentations are open to the public, particularly those who will be receiving their master’s degrees in exercise science on Dec. 14. Those who cannot attend the presentations in person may view them live at

About the speaker

Timothy P. Camus, Class of 1984, worked in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for 31 years, including 25 years as a special agent in the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

As a deputy inspector general for investigations, he led and supervised all aspects of the agency’s law enforcement mission.

During his career, Camus investigated domestic terrorism groups, death threats made against public officials, bribery, extortion and other aspects of internal corruption and white-collar crime involving the IRS.

Last year the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service honored Camus for leading a multiagency investigation and public awareness campaign that dismantled an international telephone impersonation scheme — a scam in which more than 1.8 million people received threatening phone calls, purportedly from the IRS, and an estimated 10,000 Americans were conned out of more than $54 million.

In 2008, Camus was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service. This past spring, he received the W.S. Jackman Award of Distinction from the Cal U Alumni Association. The honor is given to those who have gained regional, state, national or international recognition in their professions.

Camus earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management at Cal U. He also graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Criminal Investigator Training Program and completed other law enforcement training programs before he retired.

Camus serves various leadership roles in his church such as an international mission leader, and he is also serving as the church’s finance and administration elder. He leads mission teams in the installation and maintenance of water purification systems in villages on the Yucatan peninsula.