Howard University announced today (April 14) that President Barack Obama will deliver the Washington, D.C. school’s 2016 keynote commencement address. It will be one of his final graduation speeches as a sitting president.
“The President’s commitment to education, especially for those who can least afford it, dovetails with Howard’s commitment to provide these same students with a rigorous, intellectually-stimulating and academically-challenging educational experience,” Howard’s president Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick said in an official statement.
President Obama will address Howard graduates on May 7 before delivering commencement speeches at Rutgers University-New Brunswick (May 15) and The United States Air Force Academy (June 2). He is the sixth sitting U.S. president to deliver the commencement address at the well-regarded institution, which is a historically Black college or university (HBCU).
(H/t The Root)