Sports executive O'Malley is CCU commencement speaker
O'Malley, who will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Science, is the former president of Washington Sports Entertainment. She became the first female president of a professional sports franchise at age 29 when she assumed the leadership of the NBA's Washington Bullets (now the Wizards). In her 20-year tenure with Washington Sports, she also ran the Verizon Center, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and Ticketmaster Washington-Baltimore. A skilled motivator, she led the organization to achieve the largest ticket revenue increase in the history of an NBA franchise to date.
Currently a senior instructor at the University of South Carolina, O'Malley earned a juris doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor's degree in marketing from Mount St. Mary's University in Baltimore.
CCU's commencement ceremonies will also include the presentation of awards to outstanding graduates for academic achievement.
Overflow seating is available in Wheelwright Auditorium.