St. Philip's College Announces the 2015 - 2016
President's Lecture Series line-up
Jim Avila - October 1, 2015, 11 a.m., Watson Fine Arts Center
Multiple Emmy and Murrow Award-winning Journalist
Award-winning journalist Jim Avila is the Senior National Correspondent at ABC News and White House correspondent for Fusion, the ABC/Univision joint venture launching in 2013. He is based in Washington DC.
LeVar Burton - February 11, 2016, 11 a.m., Watson Fine Arts Center
LeVar Burton launched his acting career while still a student at the University of Southern California. Cast in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series “Roots,” at 19 he found himself on the cover of Time Magazine.
Recent President's Lecture Series Speaker
Julian Bond - February 5, 2015, 11 a.m., Watson Fine Arts Center
Former Chairman of the Board, NAACP
From his college days as a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to his role as former Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Julian Bond has been an active participant in the movements for civil rights, economic justice, and peace and an aggressive spokesman for the disinherited. complete bio
The St. Philip’s College President’s Lecture Series provides opportunities for the college and the community to hear speakers’ perspectives on a broad range of local, regional, national and international issues. The lectures are provided at no cost to the audience and are designed to attract students, faculty, and staff as well as the greater San Antonio Community.
View our previous President's Lecture Series speakers.