Jeni Britton Bauer selected as OSU commencement speaker

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Jeni’s Spendid Ice Creams founder Jeni Britton Bauer will speak to 1,500 graduates at Ohio State’s summer commencement.

“We are honored to welcome Jeni Britton Bauer, an Ohio State and hometown favorite, as our upcoming commencement speaker,” said President Michael V. Drake. “As a visionary entrepreneur and business leader, Ms. Britton Bauer will no doubt inspire our graduates to dream big and value innovation in all they do.”

Bauer started Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in a north Market stall in 2002. Now, her company has 23 scoop shops around the country and her ice cream is sold in more than 1,100 stores.

Bauer is also the author of two cookbooks, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts. She also serves on the boards for the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Commencement will be held on August 7 at 2pm at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

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