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Speeches and Writings


President Marcy named to Steering Committee for CIC's Project on the Future of Independent Higher Education


President Marcy welcomes the parent of a new student during Orientation 2014



Visiting with the Kapamilya Student Club on Multicultural Day, November 2013


President Marcy welcomes The Hon. Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State to campus, February 2013



President Marcy is joined by Alumni and Friends at Barowsky House, April 2013



President Marcy joins The Hon. Leon Panetta at the Panetta Institute's Jefferson-Lincoln Awards Dinner, November 2013



On behalf of Dominican's Student Athletes, President Marcy accepts 4th straight PacWest Academic Achievement Award from PacWest representative Bob Hogue, Convocation, 2013


President Marcy and Elaine Petrocelli of Book Passage welcome The Hon. Al Gore, former U.S. Vice President to campus, February 2013


I believe in Dominican. I believe not only in the institution that is, but in the Dominican that will be, the Dominican that can articulate and fully embrace a distinct vision of student learning.

– Mary B. Marcy, President
2013 State of the University Address


Article: "Beyond Hype and Backlash: Innovation, Technology, and The Future of Higher Education" 
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning 

Sept./Oct. 2014

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"Worthy Fights" with Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
ILS Lecture, Dominican Campus 

Oct. 17,
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"State of the University"
Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California

Aug. 19, 2014

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Moderator: Higher Education for Democratic Innovation Global Forum
Belfast, Ireland

June 27, 2014 Event details

"C-Span Founder Brian Lamb Dishes on DC Media" 
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco 

May 7, 2014 Event details & Podcast

Commentary: "How Higher Ed Can Improve Equity with Technology"
NBC News Education Nation 

Mar. 24, 2014 Read feature

"One Dominican: Seeding the Future"
Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California

Mar. 26, 2014

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Congress to Campus "Public Service in the 21st Century: Harnessing the Volunteer Spirit of the Millennial Generation"
Garden Room, Dominican University of California

Feb. 25, 2014 Event details
"Chasing the American Dream" with Senator Barbara Boxer
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
Feb. 19, 2014 Event details & podcast


"Teach for California, Research the World" with Janet Napolitano
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
Oct. 30, 2013
Event details & podcast
"New Leadership in the World of Philanthropy"
CIC Conversation between Foundation Officers and College and University Presidents
Oct. 15, 2013 View program (pdf)
"State of the University"
Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Aug. 21, 2013   Read speech (pdf)
"Climate Change Leadership" Panel with Jared Huffman / Mill Valley Community Center Aug. 15, 2013 View event
"What's Going on in Washington" with David Gergen
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
July 17, 2013 Event details & podcast
"The Future of Presidential Debates in the American Electoral Process"
with Michael D. McCurry and Frank Fahrenkopf, Jr., Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
June 25, 2013 View event
Election Reform Panel with Congressmen Jared Huffman and John B. Larson
Guzman Hall, Dominican University of California
April 4, 2013 Event details & podcast


Marin Voice: "Make your vote count for kids" Co-authored with Margy Eller and Dana King Marin Independent Journal Oct. 7, 2012 Read the Op-Ed
"State of the University" / Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California Aug. 17, 2012 Read speech (PDF)
Moderator of California's 6th Congressional District Debate
Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
April 17, 2012 Event details


"Inaugural Address"
Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California

Oct. 29, 2011
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