President Erika D. Beck addresses a variety of audiences and offers her perspective on a wide range of issues. Among the most important remarks are the ones delivered at the University's fall convocation and spring commencement ceremonies. Her words on these occasions present the values, traditions and visions of our University.

In addition to remarks delivered in person, there are other communications shared through publications and other forms of media. These remarks share the goals, values, aspirations, challenges and successes of our University with an audience made up of students, faculty and staff, community members and the broad constituency of higher education professionals.

Below are featured campus messages, speeches, and recordings of President Erika D. Beck.


Staying the Path to Inclusive Excellence - Oct. 12, 2017


Fall 2019 Convocation Transcript

Fall 2018 Convocation Transcript

Fall 2017 Convocation Transcript

Fall 2016 Convocation Transcript



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