Dr. William Barber II

2022 Commencement Speaker

Rev. Dr. William Barber IIRev. Dr. William Barber II will address the class of 2022 and will also be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.

Dr. Barber is a nationally renowned pastor and social justice activist who has devoted his life to fighting systemic racism and poverty in America. Rev. Barber is the Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary; and Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

In addition, at this year’s Commencement ceremony, Goucher College will honor Evelyn Dyke Schroedl '62 by awarding her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for her exemplary service to the College. Ms. Schroedl is not only an alumna and thirty-year veteran employee of the College, but a major donor as well, most recently underwriting the construction of the Evelyn Dyke Schroedl '62 Tennis Center on Goucher’s campus.

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