EAST RUTHERFORD - Seton Hall graduates showered Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J) with a mix of cheers and jeers today as he delivered the university's commencement address at the Izod Center at The Meadowlands.

One professor told News 12 New Jersey that some faculty members boycotted today's graduation because they didn't feel the governor should be there.

The governor's disruptor speech was inspired by a New York Times article that was written about him titled, "The Disrupter." Christie said it bothered him at first, but then he took it as a compliment since being a disrupter requires doing things that aren't always popular. "Be a disrupter in the way your heart and mind tells you to bea disrupter," Christie told the graduates. "To be a disrupter in the wayyour education tells you disruption is needed."

Christie is a 1987 graduate of Seton Hall Law School, a private Catholic college in South Orange. AP wire services contributed to this report