Bob Woodward, legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist/author and associate editor of the Washington Post, will deliver the 2018 Commencement address for Maryville University.
Woodward will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
Maryville’s Commencement ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at St. Charles Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.
“We are honored to welcome Bob Woodward to Maryville University. His extensive experience as a journalist and his knowledge of our constitutional rights and responsibilities make his perspective of particular interest in today’s political climate. Our graduates will benefit from his wisdom and experience,” said President Mark Lombardi, PhD.
Consistently revealing the inside, hidden stories of Washington D.C. and the American Presidency—from Watergate to the Supreme Court, the CIA, the Pentagon and the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Woodward is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post associate editor who has earned iconic status in American journalistic heritage. Having written books on eight of the last presidents, from Nixon to Obama, and currently working on a book about President Trump, Woodward is uniquely situated to examine key questions about the American presidency.
Woodward has authored or coauthored 18 national best-selling non-fiction books; 12 have been #1 national bestsellers. He has more #1 national non-fiction bestsellers than any other contemporary author. In listing the all-time 100 best non-fiction books, Time Magazine has called All the President’s Men, co-authored by Woodward and Carl Bernstein, “Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”
Woodward’s most recent book, The Last of the President’s Men, provides the last pieces of the Nixon puzzle and is based on 46 hours of interviews with President Nixon’s aide who revealed the secret tapes.