Beth Comstock ’82, former vice chair of General Electric, will speak at William & Mary’s 2019 Opening Convocation ceremony.
The annual tradition, which takes place the first day of classes, serves to mark the beginning of the academic year and to welcome to university’s newest students to campus. The event, scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 28 in the Wren Yard, is free and open to the public.
In addition to Comstock, W&M President Katherine A. Rowe will speak at the event along with Provost Peggy Agouris, who will be participating in her first Convocation since starting at W&M in July.
“I am delighted that Beth Comstock will join us to open the academic year at William & Mary,” Rowe said. “An accomplished executive and an expert on leading organizational change, she has thought deeply about the connections between courage, creativity and openness to collaboration. Her insights will be especially timely, as William & Mary heads into a year of strategic planning. So we very much look forward to hearing from Ms. Comstock at Opening Convocation."
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