187th Commencement Dec. 14 and 15

Awarding First Doctoral Degrees in Cal U History


Timothy P. Camus, ’84

Cal U public relations, staff

The first graduates of Cal U’s Doctor of Health Science program in health science and exercise leadership will receive their degrees at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 as the University holds its winter Commencement ceremonies. 

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

Speaker for both the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies will be Cal U alumnus Timothy P. Camus, Class of 1984. 

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. Bachelor’s and associate degrees will be awarded Dec. 15.

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

Both ceremonies can be viewed live online at calu.edu/news. For more information, visit calu.edu/events/commencement. 

Doctoral Presentations:

Also on Dec. 14, the Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) students will make research presentations from 9:30-11 a.m. and poster presentations from 11:15-noon in the Kara Alumni House, on Cal U’s campus. 

The research and poster presentations are open to the public. Those who cannot attend the presentations in person may view them live online at https://calu.zoom.us/j/104173671.  

About the Speaker: Timothy P. Camus, Class of 1984

Timothy P. Campus worked in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for 31 years, including six years as an IRS revenue officer and 25 years as a special agent in the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. 

As a deputy inspector general for investigations, Camus led and supervised all aspects of the agency’s law enforcement mission. During his career, he 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 dismantling an international phone scam encurring over $54 million in conned funds.

In 2008, Camus was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service. Last spring, he received the W.S. Jackman Award of Distinction from the Cal U Alumni Association. 

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 from public service. 

Camus serves in various leadership roles in his church, including finance and administration elder. He also leads church mission teams that install and maintain water purification systems in villages on the Yucatan peninsula.