Message from President Barchi on Condoleezza Rice's Decision

May 3, 2014

Dear Members of the Rutgers University–New Brunswick/RBHS Community,

While Rutgers University stands fully behind the invitation to Dr. Rice to be our commencement speaker and receive an honorary degree, we respect her decision not to participate in the upcoming Rutgers University commencement, which she clearly articulated in her statement this morning.

Now is the time to focus on our commencement, a day to celebrate the accomplishments and promising futures of our graduates. We look forward to joining them and their families on May 18, 2014.

Further details about the commencement will be announced in the coming days.


Bob Barchi