The list of Chance the Rapper’s accomplishments just keeps on growing, as the son of Chicago is set to speak at Dillard University’s commencement ceremony in New Orleans next month.
Billboard reports Chance will address students during the schools 82nd graduation ceremony on May 12, at Avenue of the Oaks on the Dillard campus.
We are still celebrating! Can’t wait for #MyDU #2018 Commencement Sat., May 12, at 8 a.m. on The Oaks. And you’re invited! @chicagotribune @Suntimes @nytimes @washingtonpost @AP @NPR @nprmusic @whereyatnola @VibeMagazine @TheSource @BET @MTV @WBOK1230 @mypower1029 #DillardGrad18 pic.twitter.com/cmXTm0Ij5Q
— Dillard University (@du1869) April 6, 2018
“I thought he made for a great commencement speaker because of his spirit of being entrepreneurial and authentic,” Dillard President. Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough told Billboard. “But his civic engagement, including encouraging people to vote and willingness to speak out on issues, like his recent opposition to a Heineken ad, are just as paramount.”