President's Speaker Series

The President’s Speaker Series brings nationally-recognized and award-winning journalists, scientists, political leaders, and writers from across the globe to West Chester University. 

 
The health and safety of our community guides all of our decisions. As such, West Chester University has been actively monitoring the rapid movement across the globe of the coronavirus, as well as updated travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State. Following the CDC’s public health guidance, the University is taking proactive measures to minimize crowds by canceling events that will draw large audiences.

As a result, the event with Henry Winkler has been cancelled. Patrons who purchased tickets to a canceled performance have been issued full refunds to their original form of payment. If you have questions or did not receive your return payment, please contact culturalaffairs@wcupa.edu.

Upcoming Speakers

Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg
Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 8:00 pm

  • Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building
  • 700 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19383
  • Orchestra $32 | Balcony $27

One of the country’s most respected journalists and a doyenne of the Supreme Court, Nina is National Public Radio’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. With more than 40 years’ experience at NPR, her reports are regularly featured on NPR‘s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Referred to as “the crème de la crème” of NPR by Newsweek, Nina shares her seasoned reflections on the Supreme Court, top legal issues affecting everyday Americans, and the important cases being considered by the court. In-depth and wildly thoughtprovoking, her deep experience and nuanced perspective provides audiences insight into today’s judicial headlines like no one else can.

 

Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler
Saturday, April 25, 2020 • 8:00 pm

  • Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building
  • 700 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19383
  • Orchestra $32 | Balcony $27

Henry Winkler has enjoyed over four decades of success in Hollywood and continues to be in demand as an actor, producer and director. Audiences always leave Henry’s presentations inspired and entertained. Through humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity to his storied career in television and entertainment, groups of all ages can learn from Henry’s speeches. His passion for supporting others is the result of a lifetime struggle with undiagnosed dyslexia. Henry has
worked tirelessly to bring awareness and support to children who learn differently by advocating for changes in the educational
system and informing parents and teachers about learning challenges.

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