Wilkes University held its spring commencement ceremony on May 6 in the Mesa Center for Higher Education at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa in Mesa. Graduates were awarded bachelor's and master's degrees at the event. The welcome address was presented by Marianne M. Rexer, interim executive director of Wilkes University in Arizona. Wilkes student Aubrey McCown gave the undergraduate greeting, and student Levi Leyba presented the graduate greeting. Dean of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business Abel Adekola gave the dean's message, followed by a message to the graduates by Anthony L. Liuzzo, chairperson of the business programs of Arizona. Wilkes University Senior Vice President and Provost Anne Skleder delivered a recognition of Dr. Liuzzo.
Wilkes University in Arizona held the second annual Wilkes University Entrepreneurial Experience Competition on April 24 in Mesa. Teams of Wilkes students presented plans for starting their own businesses in the competition.
NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) selected Wilkes University to join its Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement.