There's nothing quite like instilling school spirit by asking the chancellor of a neighboring university to headline the year's most significant event.
It's true that Cantor has put effort into building a legacy at Syracuse: She's the reason Centro buses travel the Connective Corridor loop, after all. She has also won many awards for her work, such as the Carnegie Corp. Academic Leadership Award in 2008, and she spearheaded the SU vision "Scholarship in Action," which touts community engagement and public good.
But many of these accomplishments are SU-centric and have little to do with Le Moyne's newest crop of graduates. As the school's newspaper, The Dolphin, points out, many of the students chose Le Moyne because it is separate from SU. Whether they respect Cantor's work, they have no desire to be linked as the little brother to the campus less than 4 miles up the hill.
Cantor will finish her stay at SU in 2014, and has not revealed any specific plans after her departure. Maybe this is the first stop of the Cantor Farewell Tour.