SOURCE: Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University

April 09, 2014 10:47 ET

Sledgehammer Games' Glen Schofield Named Speaker for Golden Gate University's Graduate Commencement Ceremony

113th Graduation Ceremony -- April 26

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Glen A. Schofield, CEO and co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, will be the speaker at Golden Gate University's commencement ceremony for students who've earned graduate degrees from the Braden School of Tax, Ageno School of Business and the School of Accounting. Schofield is a GGU alumnus, graduating with an MBA in 2002, and is the 2012 recipient of the Rising Star award, granted by the GGU Alumni Association to recent graduates who exhibit extraordinary professional achievements and contributions to the community.

The commencement ceremony for the 420 graduates will be held on April 26, 10 am, at Craneway Pavilion on Richmond's historic waterfront. A reception follows. For more information, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/p4mfcc2.

Schofield -- who will receive an honorary degree at the event -- has been creating video games that have grossed more than $3 billion for more than 20 years. With his MBA from GGU, he says, "I went from running art teams to running a business that makes $200 to $300 million and more." He started his career as an artist and art director for Absolute Entertainment. Prior to starting Sledgehammer Games, Glen was the GM of Electronic Arts' Visceral Games Studio and was the creator and executive producer of the award-winning video game Dead Space. While at EA, Glen also produced Return of the King, James Bond, Dead Space: Extraction and Knockout Kings. Before joining EA, Glen was the VP of Eidos' Crystal Dynamics, where he directed games such as Gex 2, Gex 3 and Blood Omen 2.

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GGU, a private nonprofit, has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in accounting, law, taxation, business and related areas for more than 113 years. GGU is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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