President Obama to Deliver Howard University’s 2016 Commencement Address

By Sameer Rao Apr 14, 2016

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