Several months ago I had the great fortune to be appointed Interim President of a university campus.

As graduation season (and summer) is upon us, I want to share a heartwarming video made about one of our graduates, Lyda Wilbur, who earned her doctorate in education. She attained this while serving as principal of Mitchell Elementary, a local public school in Tulsa, Okla. Dr. Wilbur’s story of perseverance is truly inspiring. In the story below, you’ll learn about a field trip her 6th graders took to the state capital. Many of the kids had never been out of their hometowns before.

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Dr. Wilbur’s efforts to enrich the lives of her students address one of the fundamental determinants of health in our population — educational opportunity.