Waitt Lecture

Bob Woodward at the 2019 Waitt Lecture at Morningside College
Bob Woodward at the 2019 Waitt Lecture at Morningside College

Norman Waitt Jr., a 1986 Morningside graduate and a former member of the Morningside College Board of Directors, established the Waitt Lecture Series at Morningside College in 1997. He saw it as an opportunity to bring the world to Morningside College students and the community through appearances by nationally and internationally known leaders in business, politics, economics, history and the media.

Recent lecturers have included CNN journalist and commentator Fareed Zakaria, “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, economist/humorist Ben Stein, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, and journalistic icon Bob Woodward.