140th Commencement 1876 - 2016
Date: May 7, 2016 @ 9AM
Location: Stillman Stadium
Commencement Speaker Mayor Walter Maddox
On November 4, 2013, Walter Maddox was sworn in for his third term as Tuscaloosa’s 36th Mayor.
Mayor Maddox has been nationally recognized for his crisis management following the April 27, 2011 tornado. Mayor Maddox is currently serving as a fellow with the Program on Crisis Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2012, Mayor Maddox was named Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County (the publication for state and local governments) for his strong, decisive and comforting leadership.
Mayor Maddox is a Tuscaloosa native and graduated from Central High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and master’s degree in Public Administration from UAB. While at UAB, Mayor Maddox was a four-year letter-winner on the football team.
Mayor Maddox is married to Stephanie Roberts Maddox. He has two children. His favorite hobby is running, and he has completed several marathons and half-marathons.