Betsy DeVos asked to speak at University of Baltimore fall commencement

Posted at 6:29 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 18:29:12-04

Secretary of Education, Besty DeVos, is expected to speak at the fall commencement at the University of Baltimore.

The school released the following statement: 

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has accepted an invitation from the University of Baltimore to deliver a keynote address at this fall’s Commencement, scheduled for Dec. 18. Throughout our nearly 100-year history, UB has pursued a commitment to intellectual engagement and an array of opinions; this is a foundational goal at our institution and is today expressed in our invitation to the Secretary to speak to and get to know our community.

The Student Government Association says they were not part of the discussion. In an email, they said they are advocating for students to be part of the process for selecting a commencement speaker.


They are holding a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to voice their opinions about the speaker. University President Kurt Schmoke is scheduled to also attend the meeting.


UB's fall commencement is scheduled for Dec. 18.