House speaker: Wright State on right track for new beginning

Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and 2012 Wright State alum Cliff Rosenberger gave the commencement address.


Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger told more than 2,100 graduating Wright State University students on Saturday that their shared alma mater has a bright future, despite recent controversies.

Rosenberger’s speech at the Ervin J. Nutter Center touched on the usual commencement fare: quoting Dr. Seuss, Shakespeare and aiming to inspire. He also noted he wasn’t paid for the appearance.

He turned around at one point to pose for a selfie with the student government president and the graduating student body: graduates ranging in age from 19 to 61, hailing from 58 Ohio counties, 23 states and 19 nations.

“When facing adversity, keeping it simple and remembering the golden rule of treating others as you would be treated will guide you through,” Rosenberger, R-Clarksville and a 2012 WSU graduate, advised them.

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