Cooper to Serve as Commencement Speaker

Khalilah Cooper will serve as speaker for Point University’s commencement ceremony, the University announced this week.

Cooper is vice president of brand strategy, advertising and media at Chick-fil-A, Inc., where she focuses daily on building a brand that inspires people to take good care of each other. Prior to her current role, Cooper led the restaurant design team, supporting a talented group of designers, architects and engineers. She also spent more than eight years leading strategy, innovation and execution efforts centered on the customer experience at Chick-fil-A and helped establish Women in Business at Chick-fil-A.

Before joining Chick-fil-A, Cooper was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, serving consumer-packaged goods, retail and nonprofit clients to help solve complex business challenges with a focus on marketing, organizational design and e-commerce. Cooper is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School.

A native of Chicago, Cooper has a passion for educational equality and youth-focused mentorship – particularly within underserved communities. She serves as a mentor for aspiring leaders and is also a Sunday School teacher for preschoolers and middle schoolers. She is also member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has served as an undergraduate interviewer for Harvard University, and has served on the board for multiple education-based organizations, including Landmark Christian School. Cooper now lives in Fayetteville, Georgia, with her husband, Edwin, and two sons, Aiden and Ethan.

The ceremony, with a limited number of tickets available for each graduate, will be held at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center, on Saturday, May 4. Commencement will be live streamed and recorded for those who are unable to be physically present.