Provost Commencement Address Champions Reading as a Cornerstone of Democracy

The Graduate School of Leadership and Change (GSLC) recognized 20 new graduates during its 2019 commencement ceremony this summer. GSLC Provost Dr. Laurien Alexandre initiated the event with a powerful commencement speech that highlighted the power of reading as an act of engaged democratic citizenship and charged graduates and those in attendance to “go out and read” to learn, to grow personally and professionally, to expand horizons and to build empathy.

View this compelling address here: