Golam Mathbor, Ph.D., professor in the School of Social Work, recently delivered a speech at the Washington University of Science and Technology (WUST) commencement ceremony, in Vienna, Virginia. Mathbor was invited to speak as a special guest by the WUST Chancellor and Chairman Abubokor Hanip.
In his speech, Mathbor congratulated the graduates on their achievements, commended the school for the development of future leaders, and touched on advocating for equality and equity for the future generations.
“In leading institutions in the 21st century, we must be equipped with the appropriate knowledge base and skills to address the needs of diverse constituents. We need to be skillful in gaining trust from various stakeholders and in building consensus on shared interests. We should continue to advocate for the vulnerable populations and to influence public policies in addressing the vast inequality, acute inequity, and social injustices in the 21st century and beyond,” Mathbor stated in his speech.
Mathbor also thanked Hanip for the invitation and for his “dynamic leadership, scholarship, and his tireless efforts in training scholars and providing education with cutting-edge knowledge to make them a productive workforce of the 21st century.”