Input Needed For New Speakers
The Distinguished Speakers Series engages students and university members in relevant, thought-provoking discussions of a diverse range of issues which impact lives and communities. Each year, the Speakers Series brings prominent activists, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, environmentalists and other leading thinkers on campus to share their compelling stories and visionary ideas.
These high-profile speakers offer innovative learning experiences in the form of new concepts, diverse opinions, interesting insights and unusual perspectives that enhance awareness, encourage solutions and enhance student success and global competency. Question and answer sessions at events stimulate critical thinking and allow the free exchange of ideas.
The Distinguished Speakers Series encourages participants to become engaged citizens and leaders who inspire transformation and will be voices of change for future generations. Students are encouraged to submit recommendations for speakers for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Some examples of speakers that have participated in Distinguished Speakers Series include Judy Smith, Daymond John, Ben & Jerry, Michio Kaku, George Takei, Steve Harvey, Bill Nye, John Legend and Soledad O’Brien plus many more (past speakers). Students from all walks of life attend each event to hear the experience and words of advice that each speaker has to offer.
We are currently taking suggestions for the 2018-2019 Distinguished Speakers and wants the student body’s input. To nominate a speaker, please complete the Distinguished Speakers Series Nomination & Feedback Form.
The Speaker Series Committee, a panel of students, staff and faculty will begin reviewing recommendations in early May for the 2018-19 academic year and will have a prospective roster developed by July 2018.
The nomination form is open throughout the year, submissions received after April 30, 2018, will typically not be considered for the 2018-19 series. Late submissions will be held and considered for the following year.