State of the University address

As prepared for delivery to the UW-Madison Faculty Senate, 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, Bascom Hall. Welcome. I want to thank all of the Senators and alternates for your service and dedication to shared governance…. Read More

Fall 2019 Convocation Speech

As prepared for delivery, 1:30 pm., Sept. 3, Kohl Center: Good afternoon, new Badgers! Welcome to the University of Wisconsin in Madison. You are now students at one of the top public universities in the… Read More

Spring 2018 Commencement Speech

As prepared for delivery, May 12, Camp Randall Stadium: Good afternoon. Please be seated. Welcome to Camp Randall Stadium and the 165th spring commencement of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thank you, Katie Anderson, for that… Read More