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Speeches

  • IUP President Michael Driscoll giving a speech.
  • Opening of the Academic Year, 2017–18
    In his opening remarks, President Michael Driscoll highlighted new leadership directions, initiatives that make the student experience more inclusive and supportive, and the positive, successful force of the IUP Way as demonstrated by the IUP community.
    Opening of the Academic Year, 2016–17
    In his fall opening remarks, President Michael Driscoll pointed to examples of how the IUP community positively impacts the world and stressed that the university is most effective when everyone works together to accomplish goals.
    Opening of the Academic Year: 2015–16
    Text of the speech President Michael Driscoll delivered during the Opening of the Academic Year program on August 21, 2015 in Fisher Auditorium.
    Opening of the Academic Year: 2014–15
    After his review of high points from the previous year, President Michael Driscoll described attributes that will enable the university to reach the ideals outlined in the Vision for IUP's Future, created by the campus community in 2014.
    Opening of the Academic Year, 2013–14
    In his annual address, President Michael Driscoll celebrated success of the last year, acknowledged that one of IUP’s key strengths is its sense of community, and provided insight for the upcoming year.
    Opening of the Academic Year, 2012–13
    The following is the text of the speech President Michael Driscoll gave during the Opening of the Academic Year on August 24 in Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center.
    Freshman Convocation, 2012
    The following is the text of the speech President Michael Driscoll gave during Freshman Convocation on Sunday, August 26, at Fisher Auditorium.