Former U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Senator and Governor of Missouri John Ashcroft will be the featured speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University's Fall Commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event is open to graduates and guests who hold tickets. More than 250 candidates for bachelor's and master's degrees from the West Palm Beach, Orlando and Wellington campuses will participate in the ceremony. Ashcroft will be introduced by Susan Richmond Johnson, a 1995 Palm Beach Atlantic graduate of the Supper Honors Program, who serves as Managing Principal of The Ashcroft Group, LLC. Johnson received the Young Alumni Award from Palm Beach Atlantic in 2001.