James Leach Speaks at Spring Commencement

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Event

James A. Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, was the guest speaker at the Wesley College spring commencement on May 5.

Leach spent 30 years as a U.S. Representative in Congress for the state of Iowa. He also worked in the Foreign Legion, and served as a professor at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University as well as interim director of the Institute of Politics and lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His background includes both public companies and non-profit organizations.

Leach attended Princeton, the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins, and the London School of Economics. He holds 11 honorary degrees, and has numerous awards, including two decorations from foreign governments. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Council on Foreign Relations and a former trustee of Princeton University.

His speech provided insight, experience and guidance accumulated throughout his own career, to help inspire the young graduates on their own path to personal success.

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