Oprah speaking at Skidmore's commencement

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is set to be the speaker at this year's Skidmore commencement May 20 at SPAC. (See Skidmore News story.) The college will be awarding an honorary doctorate up on her, along with two others...

+ Ann Rubenstein Tisch, founder of the Young Women's Leadership Network

+ Wes Moore, author, youth advocate, and Army veteran (maybe you saw him speak at the Sage Albany campus last fall)

The event will be livestreamed, according to Skidmore's commencement website.

So, what's the protocol for an Oprah visit? It's kind of like having the president visit, right?

As it happens, Winfrey has been to Saratoga Springs at least once before -- she made a quick visit in 2013 to have dinner with two graduates of her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa that were attending Skidmore. [Saratogian 2013]

photo via Oprah Winfrey Facebook page

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