• President Daniel R. Porterfield


Praise Song for Posse
2018 Posse Foundation Gala 
May 23, 2017
New York, N.Y.

Create Your Life
Franklin & Marshall College 2018 Commencement Address
May 12, 2017
Lancaster, Pa.

Susan and Ben Winter Visual Arts Center Groundbreaking

VAC Groundbreaking Ceremony                                                                                                                                                    March 27, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                        Lancaster, Pa.

A Holistic Education: Responding to the Dignity of Every Learner

Mennonite Educators Conference (MEC) 2018                                                                                                            February  2, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                   Leesburg, Va. 

"Composing the Place": Why America's Classrooms Must Respond to the Challenges of Our Time

Mennonite Educators Conference (MEC) 2018                                                                                                          February  1, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                   Leesburg, Va. 

The Steinman Foundation’s Multiplier Effect

Tribute Luncheon for F&M Works in Lancaster                                                                                                         November 1, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                 Lancaster, Pa.

Tribute Dinner Keynote Remarks

Franklin and Marshall College 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend                                                                     October 21, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                 Lancaster, Pa.

Shadek Stadium Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Remarks

Franklin and Marshall College 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend                                                                     October 21, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                 Lancaster, Pa.

We Create the Learning We Seek

Franklin and Marshall College 2017 Convocation Address                                                                                                     August 29, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                 Lancaster, Pa.


Why I Believe
Franklin & Marshall College 2017 Commencement Address
May 13, 2017
Lancaster, Pa.

Modeling Educational Change
2017 Curricular Change Workshop: "Collaborating for the Common Good: Reimagining Conversations Between the Liberal Arts and Business"
March 17, 2017
Lancaster, Pa.

When Professors Make History
Celebration for Retiring Government Faculty
March 16, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Welcoming Remarks
Campus Forum on Free Expression
February 27, 2017
Lancaster, Pa.

Renewing the "True College Spirit"
Dinner Celebrating the Generosity of Susan Kline Klehr '73, P'12 and Lenny Klehr '72, P'12
February 10, 2017
Lancaster, Pa.

Turning Passion into Purpose
Opening Reception for Harwood Commons
February 10, 2017
Lancaster, Pa.

"Careers in Humanity"
Higher Education Leadership Conference: University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
January 13, 2017
Philadelphia, Pa.

Realizing "The Aim of Education" for the Next Generation
Dinner in Honor of Tony Kreisel '66 and Dr. Kimberly Faris
October 21, 2016
Lancaster, Pa.

Defining Moments
2016 Tribute Dinner: Homecoming & Family Weekend
October 15, 2016
Lancaster, Pa.

Hillel 50th Anniversary Reception: Homecoming & Family Weekend
October 15, 2016
Lancaster, Pa.

Opening Remarks
A Panel with the President: Homecoming & Family Weekend
October 15, 2016
Lancaster, Pa.

Welcoming Remarks
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Lancaster General Health at Franklin & Marshall College Student Wellness Center
September 13, 2016
Lancaster, Pa.

Your Time
2016 Convocation Address
August 30, 2016
Lancaster, Pa.


Introduction of Cris Margaret Frias '16
CitySquash Bash
June 2, 2016
New York, N.Y.

Learning is Freedom
Franklin & Marshall College 2016 Commencement Address
May 7, 2016
Lancaster, Pa.

Our "Single Garment of Destiny"
Campus Address
January 12, 2016
Lancaster, Pa.

Introduction of Bill Corr
Common Hour
October 22, 2015
Lancaster, Pa.

Leading With Light
2015 Tribute Dinner: Homecoming and Family Weekend
October 3, 2015
Lancaster, Pa.

Cultivating Our Voices
Mount Aloysius College 2015 Convocation Ceremony
September 8, 2015
Cresson, Pa.

Renewing the Spirit of Benjamin Rush
Gift Recognition Luncheon for Dr. Eric Rackow '67 and Dr. Sari Kaminsky
September 3, 2015
Lancaster, Pa.

Leveraging Talent and Diversity
2015 Convocation Address
September 1, 2015
Lancaster, Pa.


Dedication of the Richard Kneedler '65 Distinguished Service Plaque
June 4, 2015
Lancaster, Pa.

Life is Change
Franklin & Marshall College 2015 Commencement Address
May 9, 2015
Lancaster, Pa.

Lighthouses for Our Students
Dinner Honoring Brett Harwood '71
May 7, 2015
Lancaster, Pa.

Integrity Matters
McDonogh School Cum Laude Society Induction Ceremony
April 22, 2015
Owings Mills, Md.

"Involve Me and I Learn"
2015 Major Declaration Dinner
April 16, 2015
Lancaster, Pa.

"Decapitating Cornfields of the Mundane"
Lecture, The American School in London
April 15, 2015
London, United Kingdom

The Power and Promise of American Higher Education
Stephen Crane Lecture, The Pennington School
March 4, 2015
Pennington, N.J.

Bearing Witness on Our Journey to Justice
2015 Crispus Attucks Community Center MLK Day Breakfast
January 19, 2015
Lancaster, Pa.

Introduction and Framing Remarks
STEM Education Breakout Session, White House College Opportunity Day of Action
December 4, 2014
Washington, D.C.

2014 Tribute Dinner: Homecoming and Family Weekend
October 25, 2014
Lancaster, Pa.

The Lengthening Shadow of a Remarkable Individual
Dinner Honoring David H. Lehman '68 P'01 and Celebrating Wrestling at Franklin & Marshall College
October 17, 2014
Lancaster, Pa.

Widening the STEM Pipeline: An American Imperative
White House College Opportunity Initiative, STEM Education Workshop
September 22, 2014
Boulder, Co.

Announcing $5 Million Gift Establishing the David H. Lehman Endowed Wrestling Program Fund
September 15, 2014
Lancaster, Pa.

Cultivating Our Voices
Franklin & Marshall College 2014 Convocation Address
September 2, 2014
Lancaster, Pa.

Parents Welcome: A Message for the Demigods
2014 Move-In Day for New Students
August 28. 2014
Lancaster, Pa.


A Marriage of True Minds: Independent Schools and Liberal Arts Colleges
Independent School Conference on Law & Policy
June 25, 2014
Stamford, Conn.

Education Creates Freedom
North Star Academy Charter School of Newark Graduation Ceremony
June 12, 2014
Newark, N.J.

"WE Have a Dream..."
"I Have A Dream" Foundation "Spirit of the Dream" Spring Gala
June 10, 2014
New York

Love Makes Space
Franklin & Marshall College 2014 Commencement Address
May 10, 2014
Lancaster, Pa.

Recommitting to the Dream (and Remarks by Markera Jones '15)
2014 Crispus Attucks Community Center MLK Day Breakfast
January 20, 2014
Lancaster, Pa.

The Future of Our Country
2013 Tribute Dinner: Homecoming and Family Weekend
October 5, 2013
Lancaster, Pa.

Defining Moments
Franklin & Marshall College 2013 Convocation Address
August 27, 2013
Lancaster, Pa.

Parents Welcome
2013 Move-In Day for New Students
August 23, 2013
Lancaster, Pa.


The Paradox of Coming Home
Franklin & Marshall College 2013 Reunion
June 8, 2013
Lancaster, Pa.

Celebrating Our Students and Two Traditions
Franklin & Marshall College 2013 Commencement Address
May 11, 2013
Lancaster, Pa.

Proving Auden Wrong
Poetry Paths Celebration Event
October 5, 2012
Lancaster, Pa.

Believe in Savannah
National College Advising Corps Innovation Summit
October 1, 2012
Crystal City, Va.

The Dick Winters Challenge
Franklin & Marshall College 2012 Convocation Address
August 28, 2012
Lancaster, Pa.


Lancaster Symphony Salutes Ann Boyd Barshinger
June 21, 2012
Lancaster, Pa.

Honoring the Leadership of Maj. Dick Winters '41
Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument Dedication
June 6, 2012
Normandy, France

The Making of Meaning
Franklin & Marshall College Commencement Remarks
May 12, 2012
Lancaster, Pa.

Why We're Here
Franklin & Marshall College STEM-Posse Announcement
January 7, 2012
Miami, Fla.

Kindle Fire
Inauguration Address
September 25, 2011
Lancaster, Pa.

The Beatles, Jay-Z and You
Franklin & Marshall College 2011 Convocation Address
August 30, 2011
Lancaster, Pa.

Freedom and the Amistad Example
Amistad-Elm City High 2011 Commencement Address
June 23, 2011
New Haven, Conn.