Susanna Wayt, vice president of human resources, Americas, for Bayer MaterialScience LLC , will speak at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Commencement ceremony Saturday (May 16).

The event begins at 6 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum. A reception for students and their families will follow the ceremony at the WVU Shell Building.

About 400 students receiving bachelors degrees in business administration and economics, Master of Professional Accountancy degrees and masters and doctoral degrees in economics are expected to participate.

Wayt is a 1981 graduate of the business schools Master of Science in Industrial Relations program. She also received a Bachelor of Science degree in interdepartmental studies from WVU .

Prior to her current position, she was director of human resources for Bayer MaterialScience LLC . In this role, she was responsible for human resources support for the polycarbonates and health, safety, environment and quality business units, as well as employee relations for all Bayer MaterialScience plant sites.

Wayt joined Bayer in 1989 as supervisor of employment and benefits at the New Martinsville plant. Before joining Bayer, she was an employee relations specialist with WVU and spent several years in retail store management.

She resides in Wheeling.