Distinguished Speaker Series

The Distinguished Speaker Series engages students and university members in relevant, thought-provoking discussions of a diverse range of issues that impact our lives and our communities. Each year, the Speaker Series brings prominent activists, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, environmentalists and other leading thinkers to 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 Speaker Series encourages participants to become engaged citizens and leaders who inspire transformation and will be voices of change for future generations.

Nominations for the 2018 – 2019 academic year are now open. Fill out the form here.

2018-2019 Distinguished Speakers Series lineup:
Dr. Peggy Whitson
Thurs., Sept. 13, 2018 | 4 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom

Don Lemon
Tues., Oct. 2, 2018 | 4 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom

Angela Rye
Thurs., Jan. 24, 2019 | 4 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom

Nathalie Molina Niño
Thurs., Feb. 28, 2019 | 4 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom

Tarana Burke
Tues., March 12, 2019
Student Center East Ballroom | 4 p.m.
Additional Spring semester speakers TBA