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Governor-Elect Wes Moore to Deliver Morgan State University Fall Commencement Address

Governor-Elect Wes Moore to Deliver Morgan State University Fall Commencement Address
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper on November 18, 2022

Morgan State University President David K. Wilson announced today that Wes Moore, Governor-elect of Maryland, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 9th Fall Commencement Exercises at the National Treasure. Coming off an historic election victory and becoming the first African American to serve as governor of Maryland, Moore returns to the campus of Morgan to deliver a message of inspiration and perseverance before an audience of more than 500 anticipated graduates, faculty, University officials and guests. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at Talmadge L. Hill Field House on Friday, December 16.

“We are honored to have Governor-elect Wes Moore as our fall Commencement keynote speaker. His character and commitment to living an impactful life reminds us of the values that we want our graduates to embody. His life story is a testament to our students that success can be achieved through the journey of personal development and personal choices, which include successes and failures,” said President Wilson.



“Through his notable achievements, Mr. Moore has demonstrated that perseverance, fortitude, and being teachable are foremost on the pathway to achieving success. His experiences will encourage our students and their families to always aspire to excellence, discipline, integrity and a passion for public service.”

Throughout his extraordinary career, Moore has made his passion for public service and commitment to addressing the needs of underserved communities his primary focus. As the former CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations, Moore is credited with distributing more than $600 million toward uplifting families out of poverty during his four years in leadership. As an entrepreneur, he built and launched BridgeEdU, an education-based startup focused on helping students transition into college through an array of services including mentoring, career counseling, and financial assistance. With a background in finance, Moore also held positions with Deutsche Bank in London and with Citigroup in New York.
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