Provost Commencement Address Highlights Institutional Mission, Democracy, and Free Speech in These Trying Times

The Graduate School of Leadership and Change (GSLC) recently recognized 16 new graduates at their 2018 commencement ceremony last month. Recent graduates hail from ten different states and a range of different professions and sectors representing educators, teachers, academic administrators, social justice advocates, community activists, healthcare leaders, business people, and consultants.

As part of the ceremony, GSLC Provost Dr. Laurien Alexandre shared powerful remarks calling upon all to reflect on Antioch University’s historic mission, the fragile state of our country’s current democracy, and freedom of speech and expression in these times. Laurien’s thought-provoking address can be viewed in its entirety here:

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