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Vocera Communications CEO to Speak at JFK University Commencement

June 18, 2013

Successful '82 MBA alumnus to address 2013 graduates

Pleasant Hill, Calif. –Robert Zollars, Executive Chairman of the Board of Vocera Communications, will be the keynote speaker at John F. Kennedy University’s 48th annual commencement ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California. JFK University’s commencement is a ticketed event.

Zollars is a 1982 MBA alumnus of JFK University and joined Vocera in 2007 as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Vocera is a leading provider of mobile communication solutions for hospital staff and mobile workers across diverse industries including hospitality, retail, and energy.

Prior to joining Vocera Communications, Zollars served as CEO of several other healthcare companies including Wound Care Solutions, Inc. and Neoforma, Inc. Zollars currently serves on the board of directors of Diamond Foods, Inc. and VWR International, LLC, a scientific equipment distributor.

Founded in 1964, JFK University is the only college in the country named in honor of the late President Kennedy and inspired by his values of education, service, diversity, and global citizenry. The University’s three campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area offer undergraduate completion, graduate, and doctoral degrees in a variety of fields from Museum Studies to Sports Psychology. The University is also an approved participant in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Yellow Ribbon program, offering low or no-cost programs for veterans.

About John F. Kennedy University
Founded in 1964, John F. Kennedy University, a non-profit affiliate of the National University System, was among the first institutions of higher education in California committed to lifelong learning for adults. Today, the University’s three Colleges and Continuing Education division provide innovative higher education opportunities to more than 2,000 professionals who, despite a full range of life responsibilities, are determined to advance their education and improve their future. The Continuing Education division provides professional development education to more than 2,500 individuals per year. A pioneer of education that integrates theory and practice, John F. Kennedy University and its students touch the lives of more than 30,000 people in Bay Area communities every year through their support of outreach centers and public programs.

About the National University System
The National University System was established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers, and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities. Dr. Jerry C. Lee has served as the System’s Chancellor since it was founded in 2001. The affiliates of the System are National University; John F. Kennedy University; City University of Seattle; National University International; the Division of Pre-College Programs, which includes National University Virtual High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific Learning; and WestMed College. Entities related to the System include the National University System Institute for Policy Research; the Center for Integrative Health; the Center for Performance Psychology; and National University Golf Academy. For more information, visit