Apple’s chief executive officer will give the keynote address at Commencement this May, the University announced Wednesday.
“I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he wrote then.
Cook gave the commencement speech at Auburn University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, in 2010. He was chief operating officer of Apple at the time.
University-wide Commencement will take place May 17 on the National Mall.
Last year, the University chose celebrity chef José Andrés to headline Commencement. The previous year, actress Kerry Washington sent off the graduating class.