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Dabney Distinguished Professor of Journalism, former Washington Post columnist to serve as spring graduation speaker

Apr 18, 2017

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Bob Levey, the visiting Dabney Distinguished Professor of Journalism in the VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture and former columnist and reporter at The Washington Post, will serve as the commencement speaker for the School’s May 2017 spring commencement ceremony.

Levey will deliver the commencement address, titled “The Value—and the Necessity—of Lifelong Learning” to the more than 165 Robertson School graduates.

Over the past academic year, Levey has taught three courses—two undergraduate and one graduate—in the journalism sequence, guest lectured in multiple classes and delivered two public lectures--both dealing with the future of the news media and its current relationship with the Trump administration.

Levey worked at The Washington Post for 36 years. While at the Post, Levey wrote a weekly column, “Bob Levey’s Washington,” for 23 years. His column was named the most read in the Washington market by Washington Magazine seven times. Levey has also spent more than 20 years in television and radio news. In 1994, he was named Radio Talk Show Host of the Year in the Washington market.

The commencement ceremony will be held at the Richmond Convention Center(403 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23219) in Exhibit Hall D on May 12th at 2 p.m. Tickets are not required for those attending. Please RSVP on the School’s Facebook event.